What Is the World Made Of?Introduction |
Who introduced the modern chemical symbols? |
Swedish chemist Jons Jakob Berzelius (1779-1848) introduced the modern chemical notation using one or two letters to represent an element in 1813. Rather than todayâ€™s notation for water, H_{2}O, Berzelius wrote H^{2}O. Berzelius did much more. He published the first accurate list of the weights of atoms.