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Red vitriol

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The symbol used in alchemy and early chemistry to represent red vitriol.

Also known as atrament, red vitriol is a compound of copper and sulfuric acid. For more details on the process of how such substances are formed, see the symbol for 'Vitriol (alchemy)'.


Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Alchemical Symbols.

Red vitriol is part of the Alchemical processes group.

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