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White Precipitate (alternate #3)

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An early chemical symbol for the white powder created by putting corrosive sublimate in a solution of ammonia or sal ammoniac.

Most people associate the word "precipitation" with meteorological phenomena such as rain, snow and hail. While that is certainly a correct usage of the word, in alchemy, precipitation is a process that involves the conversion of matter from being dissolved in water to a solid.


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

Category: Alchemical Symbols.

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