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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:

Calcination (alternate)

One of several symbols used in alchemy to represent calcination.

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Calx (Alchemy)

An ambiguous term for lime or for a metallic oxide.

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Cement (alchemy)

A symbol from 17th century chemistry indicating cement or putty.

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Ceration

Ceration is a chemical process, a common practice in alchemy.

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Cinnabar (Alchemy)

A symbol used in alchemy and early chemistry to represent cinnabar.

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Cinnabar (alternate #1)

A symbol used to designate cinnabar, a bright red mineral with a rather toxic physical nature, in the 18th century text of Diderot's Encyclopedia.

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Cinnabar (alternate #2)

A symbol used to designate cinnabar, a bright red mineral with a rather toxic physical nature, in the 18th century text of Diderot's Encyclopedia.

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Cinnabar of Antimony (alchemy)

A symbol used to designate Vermillion Dye (Mercuric Sulfide), a bright red pigment with a rather toxic physical nature, in 17th century alchemy.

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Circulation, Alchemical Process

Alchemical process of circulation as seen on the Wheel of Fortune Trump in Robert Place's excellent Alchemical Tarot.

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Clay (alchemy)

An 18th century chemical symbol for clay (also known as 'agrilla').

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Clay (alternate #1)

One of several alchemical signs for clay.

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Clay (alternate #2)

One of several alchemical signs for clay.

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Coal (alchemy)

A symbol used to represent coal (also known as 'carbo') in 18th century chemistry.

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Cobalt (alchemy)

A symbol used in alchemy and early chemistry to represent cobalt, alkali salt and rock salt.

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Congelation

Congelation is the process by which something congeals, or thickens.

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