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Pyrophorus (alchemy)

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Pyrophorus (alchemy)

An 18th century chemical symbol indicating pyrophorus.

The term "pyrophorus" refers to a pulverized substance, typically metals, that glow with light when heated to a certain temperature. This effect is probably due to the ability of pulverized material to absorb a high degree of oxygen, thus charging the fire.

Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains straight lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Alchemical Symbols.

Pyrophorus (alchemy) is part of the Alchemical processes group.

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