Alchemical Symbols Page #7

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:

Disposition, Alchemical Process

Alchemical process of Disposition. As seen on the "Justice" trump of Robert Place's excellent Alchemical Tarot.

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Dissolution

Dissolution is the process by which a solute forms a solution in a solvent.

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Dissolution, Alchemical Process

The alchemical process of Dissolution as peculiarly represented by the symbol for Aquarius.

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Distillation

Distillation is a method of separating mixtures based on differences in volatility of components in a boiling liquid mixture. Distillation is a unit operation, or a physical separation process, and not a chemical reaction.

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Distillation (alternate #1)

An alchemical symbol indicating the process of distillation.

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Distillation (alternate #2)

An alchemical symbol indicating the process of distillation.

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Distillation (alternate #3)

In 18th century chemistry, this sign indicated the process of distillation.

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Distillation (alternate #4)

An alchemical symbol indicating the process of distillation.

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Distilled vinegar

An old alchemy symbol for distilled vinegar.

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Earth

Alchemical symbol for earth

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Electrum

An alchemical symbol for electrum.

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Electrum (alternate) or tin (alternate #1)

This unusual alchemical symbol can be used to represent both tin and electrum.

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Essence (alchemy)

One of the signs in alchemy and early chemistry for essence.

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Etheric oil

If an oil is classified as etheric, it means that it can evaporate easily.

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Evaporation (alchemy)

An 18th century chemical symbol for evaporation.

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