In alchemy and chemistry, an amalgam is an alloy of mercury and another metal or ammonia
Dissolving a metal in mercury changes its crystaline structure, sometimes turning it into a paste used safely for filling dental cavities. Mercury is also used to extract gold from ores by amalgamation.
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Category: Alchemical Symbols.
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