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Soap (alternate)

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An 18th century chemical symbol for soap.

Although fatty acids are a key ingredient in soap, a distinction can be made between "soft soap", where those acids are combined with potassium, and just "soap", which includes sodium in its composition.


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Symmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Alchemical Symbols.

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