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Element

Element Abundances in the Sun

( Base 10 log of the number of atoms for every 1012 atoms of hydrogen )

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Hydrogen

12.00        

Helium

10.93 ± 0.004

Oxygen

 8.83 ± 0.06 

Carbon

 8.52 ± 0.06 

Neon

 8.06 ± 0.10 

Nitrogen

 7.92 ± 0.06 

Magnesium

 7.58 ± 0.05 

Silicon

 7.55 ± 0.05 

Iron

 7.50 ± 0.05 

Sulfur

 7.33 ± 0.11 

Aluminum

 6.47 ± 0.07 

Argon

 6.40 ± 0.10 

Calcium

 6.36 ± 0.02 

Sodium

 6.33 ± 0.03 

Nickel

 6.25 ± 0.04 

Chromium

 5.67 ± 0.03 

Chlorine

 5.5 ± 0.3   

Phosphorus

 5.43 ± 0.05 

Manganese

 5.39 ± 0.03 

Potassium

 5.12 ± 0.13 

Titanium

 5.02 ± 0.06 

Cobalt

 4.92 ± 0.04 

Zinc

 4.60 ± 0.08 

Fluorine

 4.56 ± 0.3  

Copper

 4.21 ± 0.04 

Vanadium

 4.00 ± 0.02 

Germanium

 3.41 ± 0.14 

Krypton

 3.30 ± 0.06 

Scandium

 3.17 ± 0.10 

Strontium

 2.92 ± 0.05 

Gallium

 2.88 ± 0.10 

Boron

 2.70 ± 0.16 

Rubidium

 2.60 ± 0.15 

Zirconium

 2.60 ± 0.02 

Yttrium

 2.24 ± 0.03 

Xenon

 2.16 ± 0.09 

Barium

 2.13 ± 0.05 

Tin

 2.0 ± 0.3   

Lead

 1.95 ± 0.08 

Molybdenum

 1.92 ± 0.05 

Ruthenium

 1.84 ± 0.07 

Platinum

 1.8 ± 0.3   

Cadmium

 1.77 ± 0.11 

Palladium

 1.69 ± 0.04 

Indium

 1.66 ± 0.15 

Cerium

 1.58 ± 0.09 

Neodymium

 1.50 ± 0.06 

Osmium

 1.45 ± 0.10 

Niobium

 1.42 ± 0.06 

Beryllium

 1.40 ± 0.09 

Iridium

 1.35 ± 0.10 

Lanthanum

 1.17 ± 0.07 

Dysprosium

 1.14 ± 0.08 

Rhodium

 1.12 ± 0.12 

Gadolinium

 1.12 ± 0.04 

Tungsten

 1.11 ± 0.15 

Lithium

 1.10 ± 0.10 

Ytterbium

 1.08 ± 0.15 

Samarium

 1.01 ± 0.06 

Gold

 1.01 ± 0.15 

Antimony

 1.0 ± 0.3   

Silver

 0.94 ± 0.25 

Erbium

 0.93 ± 0.06 

Thallium

 0.9 ± 0.2   

Hafnium

 0.88 ± 0.08 

Praseodymium

 0.71 ± 0.08 

Europium

 0.51 ± 0.08 

Holmium

 0.26 ± 0.16 

Thorium

 0.12 ± 0.06 

Lutetium

 0.06 ± 0.10 

Thulium

 0.00 ± 0.15 

Terbium

-0.1 ± 0.3   

Uranium

 <-0.47      

Element

Abundances by Element Name in the Sun

( Base 10 log of the number of atoms for every 1012 atoms of hydrogen )

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Aluminum

 6.47 ± 0.07 

Antimony

 1.0 ± 0.3   

Argon

 6.40 ± 0.10 

Barium

 2.13 ± 0.05 

Beryllium

 1.40 ± 0.09 

Boron

 2.70 ± 0.16 

Cadmium

 1.77 ± 0.11 

Calcium

 6.36 ± 0.02 

Carbon

 8.52 ± 0.06 

Cerium

 1.58 ± 0.09 

Chlorine

 5.5 ± 0.3   

Chromium

 5.67 ± 0.03 

Cobalt

 4.92 ± 0.04 

Copper

 4.21 ± 0.04 

Dysprosium

 1.14 ± 0.08 

Erbium

 0.93 ± 0.06 

Europium

 0.51 ± 0.08 

Fluorine

 4.56 ± 0.3  

Gadolinium

 1.12 ± 0.04 

Gallium

 2.88 ± 0.10 

Germanium

 3.41 ± 0.14 

Gold

 1.01 ± 0.15 

Hafnium

 0.88 ± 0.08 

Helium

10.93 ± 0.004

Holmium

 0.26 ± 0.16 

Hydrogen

12.00        

Indium

 1.66 ± 0.15 

Iridium

 1.35 ± 0.10 

Iron

 7.50 ± 0.05 

Krypton

 3.30 ± 0.06 

Lanthanum

 1.17 ± 0.07 

Lead

 1.95 ± 0.08 

Lithium

 1.10 ± 0.10 

Lutetium

 0.06 ± 0.10 

Magnesium

 7.58 ± 0.05 

Manganese

 5.39 ± 0.03 

Molybdenum

 1.92 ± 0.05 

Neodymium

 1.50 ± 0.06 

Neon

 8.06 ± 0.10 

Nickel

 6.25 ± 0.04 

Niobium

 1.42 ± 0.06 

Nitrogen

 7.92 ± 0.06 

Osmium

 1.45 ± 0.10 

Oxygen

 8.83 ± 0.06 

Palladium

 1.69 ± 0.04 

Phosphorus

 5.43 ± 0.05 

Platinum

 1.8 ± 0.3   

Potassium

 5.12 ± 0.13 

Praseodymium

 0.71 ± 0.08 

Rhodium

 1.12 ± 0.12 

Rubidium

 2.60 ± 0.15 

Ruthenium

 1.84 ± 0.07 

Samarium

 1.01 ± 0.06 

Scandium

 3.17 ± 0.10 

Silicon

 7.55 ± 0.05 

Silver

 0.94 ± 0.25 

Sodium

 6.33 ± 0.03 

Strontium

 2.92 ± 0.05 

Sulfur

 7.33 ± 0.11 

Terbium

-0.1 ± 0.3   

Thallium

 0.9 ± 0.2   

Thorium

 0.12 ± 0.06 

Thulium

 0.00 ± 0.15 

Tin

 2.0 ± 0.3   

Titanium

 5.02 ± 0.06 

Tungsten

 1.11 ± 0.15 

Uranium

 <-0.47      

Vanadium

 4.00 ± 0.02 

Xenon

 2.16 ± 0.09 

Ytterbium

 1.08 ± 0.15 

Yttrium

 2.24 ± 0.03 

Zinc

 4.60 ± 0.08 

Zirconium

 2.60 ± 0.02 

References    (Click the button next to a value above to see complete citation information for that entry)

Manuel, O., editor. Origin of Elements in the Solar System: Implications of Post-1957 Observations. New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000.

Palme, H., and H. Beer. "Meteorites and the Composition of the Solar Photosphere." pp. 204–206 in Landolt–Börnstein—Group VI: Astronomy and Astrophysics. Edited by H. H. Voigt. New York: Springer–Verlag, 1993. doi:10.1007/10057790_59