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Alchemy

al' ke mE, a chemistry concerned chiefly with attempts to turn base metals into gold

CONTENTS
Alchemy's Pursuit of the Meaning of Matter
Alchemy's Pursuit of the Meaning of Matter
Alchemical Symbols and Allegories
Alchemical Symbols and Allegories
were meant to keep the secrets of the alchemist from the uninitiated, while also allowing for the passage of knowledge from teacher to pupil.
The Alchemist's Equipment
The Alchemist's Equipment
included many pieces of apparatus that are still used in chemistry laboratories today.
From Alchemist to Apothecary
From Alchemist to Apothecary
With their knowledge of inorganic acids and salts, as well as of traditional herb cures, many alchemists found themselves to be excellent apothecaries.
From Alchemist to Metallurgist
From Alchemist to Metallurgist
One of the many trades that drew on alchemy was metalworking, which used much of the same equipment and techniques perfected by alchemists.
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