Alchemical symbol

Alchemical symbols, originally devised as part of alchemy, were used to denote some elements and some compounds until the 18th century. Although notation like this was mostly standardized, style and symbol varied between alchemists, so this page mainly lists the most common ones.

Alchemical symbols in Torbern Bergman's 1775 Dissertation on Elective Affinities
Alchemical symbols before Lavoisier

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