Alchemical Symbols

This page lists all the various symbols in the Alchemical Symbols category.

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:

Platinum

The alchemical symbol for platinum was made by joining the symbols of silver and gold.

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Potash (alchemy)

A symbol used in alchemy to represent potash.

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Potash (alternative)

A symbol used in alchemy to represent potash.

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Potassium Carbonate

An alchemical symbol for potassium carbonate.

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Potassium Carbonate (alternative)

A variation of the alchemical symbol for potassium carbonate.

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Potassium hydrogen tartrate (alchemy)

A symbol used in alchemy to denote potassium hydrogen tartrate.

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Precipitation (alchemy)

Resembling an upside-down version of the astrological symbol for Libra, this alchemical sign represents precipitation.

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Precipitation (alternate #1)

Resembling a combination of the signs for Libra and Mercury, this alchemical symbol represents precipitation.

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Precipitation (alternate #2)

Resembling a combination of the signs for Libra and Mercury, this alchemical symbol represents precipitation.

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Precipitation (alternate #3)

Resembling a combination of the signs for Libra and Mercury, this alchemical symbol represents precipitation.

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Precipitation (alternate #4)

One of several alchemical symbols for precipitation, in this case precipitation through deposit.

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Precipitation (alternate #5)

An early chemical symbol for precipitation.

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Preserve or burn (alchemy)

In alchemy, this symbol can have two distinctive meanings.

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Process (alchemy)

When it comes to this symbol, the word "process" can imply a number of different things.

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Projection (alchemy)

Projection was the ultimate goal of Western alchemy. Once the Philosopher's stone or powder of projection had been created, the process of projection would be used to transmute a lesser substance into a higher form, often lead into gold.

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