Alchemy
Alchemists are often described as the first chemists. They developed an extraordinary language (rather than the chemical symbols we use today) to describe all manner of things, from chemical reactions to philosophical tenets. Click on ‘What is alchemy?’ to learn about the three aims of the alchemists. Click on each of the alchemical symbols for more information and to see alternative symbols.
H
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
He
2
Li
3
Be
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B
5
C
6
N
7
O
8
F
9
Ne
10
Na
11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Al
13
Si
14
Cl
17
Ar
18
Ca
20
Sc
21
Ti
22
V
23
Cr
24
Mn
25
Co
27
Ni
28
Ga
31
Ge
32
Se
34
Br
35
Kr
36
Rb
37
Sr
38
Y
39
Zr
40
Nb
41
Mo
42
Tc
43
Ru
44
Rh
45
Pd
46
Cd
48
In
49
Te
52
I
53
Xe
54
Cs
55
Ba
56
La
57
Hf
72
Ta
73
W
74
Re
75
Os
76
Ir
77
Tl
81
Po
84
At
85
Rn
86
Fr
87
Ra
88
Ac
89
Rf
104
Db
105
Sg
106
Bh
107
Hs
108
Mt
109
Ds
110
Rg
111
Cn
112
Uut
113
Fl
114
Uup
115
Lv
116
Uus
117
Uuo
118
 
 
Ce
58
Pr
59
Nd
60
Pm
61
Sm
62
Eu
63
Gd
64
Tb
65
Dy
66
Ho
67
Er
68
Tm
69
Yb
70
Lu
71
 
 
 
 
Th
90
Pa
91
U
92
Np
93
Pu
94
Am
95
Cm
96
Bk
97
Cf
98
Es
99
Fm
100
Md
101
No
102
Lr
103