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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:

Copper

Alchemy symbol for copper. This was also the symbol for the goddess and the planet Venus.

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Copper

An ancient alchemy symbol representing copper.

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Copper (alternate)

The meaning of this alchemical symbol is not fully known, but it possibly indicates copper.

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Corrosive Sublimate

Resembling a combination of the signs for Libra and Mercury, this symbol is one of several alchemical markings which stand for Mercuric Chloride (HgCl₂).

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Corrosive Sublimate (Alternative #1)

Resembling a combination of the signs for Libra and Mercury, this symbol is one of several alchemical markings for Mercuric Chloride (HgCl₂)

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Corrosive Sublimate (Alternative #2)

Resembling a combination of the signs for Libra and Mercury, this symbol is one of several alchemical markings which stand for Mercuric Chloride (HgCl₂).

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Crucible (alchemy)

Resembling a lopsided martini glass, this symbol was used in alchemy to indicate a crucible or a melting pot.

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Crucible (alternate #1)

Resembling a sealed envelope, this symbol was used in alchemy to indicate a crucible or a melting pot.

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Crucible (alternate #2)

One of several alchemical symbols used to indicate a crucible or melting pot.

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Crystallization

In 18th century chemistry, this symbol represented the process of crystallization.

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Cuprum arsenicatum (alchemy)

The alchemical symbol for Cuprum arsenicatum, a compound of copper and arsenic.

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Day (alchemy)

While this symbol can have different meanings in different fields, in the alchemical traditions of the Middle Ages it was used as a "time sign" to indicate day.

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Decoction (alchemy)

An old alchemical sign for decoction.

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Digerere

Also known as "digestio", this 18th century chemical symbol represents the process of dissolving a substance in liquid of moderate temperature.

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Digestion (alchemy)

In alchemy, digestion is a process in which gentle heat is applied to a substance over a period of several weeks.

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