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@yeahthugs To be able to decipher what elements are present in a molecule, you need to be able to link them to their associated symbols in the molecular formula. In asking this question, it take it that you are possibly quite a fledgling chemist, but this is something that every single chemist had to learn at some point!
To link these together, you generally have to become familiar with the Periodic Table of the Elements, which contains all the elements and their associated symbols. The symbols themselves are like a unique ID for the element which differentiates them from all others present on the table and are a fundamental part of the 'language' of chemistry. The more you see and use the Periodic Table, the more you will become familiar with the elements and their symbols, alongside other details such as their position, etc. If you are studying chemistry at high school/university level, then you will probably see this quite a bit, and it's the way I would have learned to recognise the symbols rather than simply learning them all off.
There are perhaps some which. even if you weren't into chemistry, you might know (e.g. O is the symbol for Oxygen, H for hydrogen), whilst many of the symbols are also closely related to the spelling of the element it represents (e.g. C for carbon, N for nitrogen). As you build up your knowledge more and more over time, hopefully you'll be able to recognise more elements from meeting them in different reactions/different areas of chemistry!