Alchemical Symbols

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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:

Ceration

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

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Cinnabar (alchemy)

A symbol used to designate cinnabar, a bright red mineral with a rather toxic physical nature, in 17th century alchemy.

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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 (alternate #3)

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

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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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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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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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