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Alchemy

Learn about alchemy as it pertains to the history of chemistry.

What Is Alchemy?
What is alchemy? This is an answer to the question and a brief introduction to alchemy.

Alchemy Timeline
Alchemy has been practised in many countries, with a history stretching back over 2500 years. Here is an abbreviated timeline or history of alchemy.

Three Primes of Alchemy
Paracelsus identified three primes (tria prima) of alchemy.

Alchemy Symbols
See the alchemical symbols for the chemical elements.

Planetary Metals of Alchemy
In alchemy there were seven planetary metals that were ruled by corresponding celestial bodies.

Dalton's Alchemy Symbols
Dalton used specific alchemy and chemistry symbols for his research in the 19th century. These are his symbols for the elements and common chemical compounds.

Alchemy Pictures and Images
Alchemy may be considered as the precursor to the modern science of chemistry. This image gallery displays some of the images and pictures associated with alchemy and the history of chemistry.

Turning Lead into Gold
Learn about transmutation, the holy grail of alchemy. Can one chemical be changed into another? Is it worth the effort?

Alchemical Symbols of the Elements
See the symbols of the elements and learn how alchemists used them.

Which Alchemy Element Are You? - 5 Elements Personality Quiz
If you were an alchemical element which of the 5 elements would you be? The classic 5 elements of alchemy are earth, fire, air, water and aether. Which element best represents your personality? Take this fun multiple choice quiz to find out.

Which Alchemy Element Are You? - Fire
Which alchemy element are you? You are fire.

Which Alchemy Element Are You? - Earth
Which alchemy element are you? You are fire.

Which Alchemy Element Are You? - Air
Which alchemy element are you? You are air.

Which Alchemy Element Are You? - Water
Which alchemy element are you? You are water.

Which Alchemy Element Are You? - Aether
Which alchemy element are you? You are aether.

Which Alchemy Element Are You?
What's your element? I have an alchemy element quiz that helps you to identify which of the 5 elements best matches your personality, but I bet you can identify with an element without looking. What's your favorite element? If you were an element, which element would you be? Why did you pick this element?

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