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Vitriol (alchemy)

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One of several symbols used in alchemy to represent vitriol.

Vitriol is produced when metal is dissolved in sulfuric acid. When the liquid evaporates, vitriol remains. Although copper (specifically copper sulphate) is typically the metal associated with vitriol, other varieties exist as well.


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

Category: Alchemical Symbols.

Vitriol (alchemy) is part of the Alchemical processes group.

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  • wesley_g
    I am a beginner at the hands on, but have spent most of my life dealing with my inner-self. I believe I am ready for a teacher.
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