Alchemical Symbols

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Alchemical symbols, originally devised as part of alchemy, were used to denote some elements and some compounds until the 18th century. Note that while notation like this was mostly standardized, style and symbol varied between alchemists, so this page lists the most common.

Symbols in this category:

24 hours (alchemy)

Combining the discipline's own symbols for day and night, this alchemical time sign represents a period of 24 hours.

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Acetic Acid (Vinegar)

An archaic symbols of chemical elements for vinegar.

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Acetic acid/vinegar (alternate #1)

One of several symbols used in alchemy and early chemistry to denote vinegar.

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Acetic acid/vinegar (alternate #2)

A sign used in 17th century alchemy to indicate a distilled form of vinegar.

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Acid

A later alchemical sign indicating acid.

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Air

Alchemical sign for air.

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Alcohol (alchemy)

An early chemical symbol used to indicate alcohol or a wine spirit.

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Alcohol (alternate #1)

An early chemical symbol used to indicate alcohol.

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Alcohol (alternate #2)

One of several alchemical symbols used to indicate alcohol.

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Alcohol (alternate #3)

One of several alchemical symbols used to indicate alcohol, in this case wine spirit or "eau de vie".

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Alum

An old alchemical sign for alum or alumen.

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Alum (alternate)

A 17th century chemical sign for alum.

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Amalgam

In alchemy, an amalgam is a combination of two different metals.

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Amalgam (alternate)

In alchemy, an amalgam is a combination of two different metals.

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Ammonia (alchemy)

A symbol used in 18th century chemistry to indicate ammonia.

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