In this lesson you learned that a chemical symbol is a shorthand way to represent an element and that each element on the periodic table has a unique chemical symbol. Chemical symbols are used to standardize the 'language of chemistry' and to identify elements and atoms in a chemical formula easily.
What does a delta symbol mean in chemistry?
In chemistry, the letter "H" represents the enthalpy of a system. Enthalpy refers to the sum of the internal energy of a system plus the product of the system's pressure and volume. The delta symbol is used to represent change. Therefore, delta H represents the change in enthalpy of a system in a reaction.
What is the triangle in physics?
In general physics, delta-v is simply a change in velocity. The Greek uppercase letter delta is the standard mathematical symbol to represent change in some quantity. Depending on the situation, delta-v can be either a spatial vector (Δv) or scalar (Δv).