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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:

Fermentation

Fermentation typically refers to the conversion of sugar to acids, gases and/or alcohol using yeast or bacteria.

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Fermentation, Alchemical Process

The alchemical process of Fermentation (AKA Fermentatio). As seen on the "Strength" trump of Robert Place's excellent Alchemical Tarot.

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Ferrohydrosulphate (alchemy)

This rather tongue-twisting moniker indicates a combination of iron and sulphur.

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Ferrum auretum

An 18th century symbol for ferrum auretum, a yellow iron compound.

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Ferrum sulphuratum (alchemy)

The alchemical symbol for ferrum sulphuratum, a compound of iron and sulphur.

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Fire

Alchemical symbol for fire.

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Fixation (alchemy)

Fixation in alchemy refers to a process by which a previously volatile substance is "transformed" into a form (often solid) that is not affected by fire.

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Fixation (alternate)

A symbol used in alchemy to represent the process of fixation.

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Fool's gold (alchemy)

Fool's gold, or iron pyrite, is represented in alchemy by this symbol.

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Fool's gold (alternate)

Fool's gold, or iron pyrite, is represented in alchemy by this symbol.

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Forge (alchemy)

A sign used in alchemy to indicate a forge or melting oven.

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Fuse (alchemy)

An 18th century chemical symbol indicating the process of fusing, or melting things together.

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Gilded copper (alchemy)

An 18th century symbol representing gilded copper, or cuprum auratum.

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Gilded silver (alchemy)

An 18th century symbol representing gilded silver, or argentum auratum.

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Glass (alchemy)

A symbol used in alchemy to designate glass.

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