Which state's official abbreviation is also the symbol for a chemical element?
Alabama's state abbreviation is easy to remember since its the first two letters of the state’s name: “AL”. Many people confuse Alabama's abbreviation with Alaska's abbreviation since both states share the same first two letters. Alabama shares its abbreviation with the chemical symbol of Aluminum (AL). One surprising fact about aluminum is that it's the most widespread metal on Earth, accounting for more than 8% of the planet's core mass. It's also the third most common chemical element on our planet after oxygen and silicon.
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