Second Years Guide to Ace Alchemy: A Study Guide

written by Lily Lavender

This book is intended for all who need a quick study reference guide for ALCH-201. It has a glossary of terms & its appropriate meanings for the entire course. Each chapter is based on a lesson; where it won't go into grave detail, but will give you the necessary components to study for upcoming tests & assignments. This does not include mid-term & final exams. All detailed information about each topic is in your official lessons with the Professor. DO NOT COPY AS IT IS PLAGIARISM!

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Alchemy Glossary

Chapter 1

Aditus ⊱ The start of the transitional phase & lasts the whole process. Also known as the beginning.

Aether ⊱ Matter that fills the universe over the earth. Some alchemists believe this should be added to the Four Aspects. It demonstrates how light moves around & gravity.

Alloy ⊱ A mixture of a metal & an element.

Alphabet of the Magi ⊱ Carving angelic names into stone. Used to enchant objects.

Amalgamation ⊱ A blend of silver & gold.

Anu ⊱ Another word for atom. Atoms are impossible to separate, everlasting, & undetectable to the eye. Atoms that are the same can combine together to make a group of two or three atoms.

Aqua Regia ⊱ Royal water.

Barathri ⊱ When the transitional phase is over. Also known as the abyss.

Base Metals ⊱ Elements that can be destroyed with oxygen.

Binary Molecular Compound ⊱ Compounds which are created with two non-metal elements.

Chemical Nomenclature ⊱ Rules to list the names of chemical compounds.

Classical Planets ⊱ The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, & Saturn.

Colloidal Gold ⊱ A delay of nanoparticles in fluids. Gold particles are unable to be resolved.

Conjunctio ⊱ Connected by a mystical marriage.

Crucible ⊱A case that can be used to change or melt a metal. Elements such as aluminum, silver, brass, & gold can be melted.

Element ⊱ A chemical substance that is formed by a particular type of atom.

Elixir of Life ⊱ Increases life as long as it is drunk often.

Essencier ⊱ A tank filled with essential oil & water.

Four Aspects ⊱ These are the stable elements that are common knowledge. They include Earth, Water, Fire, & Air.

Great Work ⊱ Phases Nigredo, Albedo, Citrinitas, & Rubedo. Also known as the Magnum Opus.

Hemoglobins ⊱ Proteins that hold iron.

Homunculus ⊱ A tiny human or creature. A synthetic revival of humans.

Hydrochloric Acid ⊱ A solution made up of hydrogen chloride & water. It is odorless & colorless.

International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry ⊱ Also known as IUPAC. Created in 1919 & known for standardizing nomenclature.

Laudanum ⊱ An elixir that can decrease pain in the nineteenth century.

Moon Rabbit ⊱ A Chinese tale about a rabbit that lives on the Moon. The rabbit is said to be afriend of the Moon goddess, Chang'e. The rabbit would use a mortar & pestle to create the Elixir of Life.

Mullite ⊱ An aluminum silicate created by a form of clay.

Noble Metals ⊱ Elements that can't be easily destroyed with oxygen.

Nuclear Transmutation ⊱ Metals of a certain atomic weight will break apart from radioactive decoy & alter into lead.

Ouroboros ⊱ A snake or a dragon biting its tail. This is a symbolism of continuous life & death by destroying & re-creating life on its own.

Oxidation ⊱ A decrease in electrons & an increase in oxygen particles.

Panacea ⊱ A potion which restored health & lengthened life.

Philosopher's Stone ⊱ A substance that can turn metal into gold, cure sicknesses, & can be used for the Elixir of Life. This stone can also bring back dead plants, turn crystals into diamonds, produce everlasting lamps, produce supple glass, & produce a homunculus.

Philosopher's Wool ⊱ Burned zinc. Also known as Nix alba or white snow.

Platinum Group ⊱ Comprised of platinum, iridium, ruthenium, osmium, palladium, & rhodium.

Rasavadom ⊱ A subdivision of alchemy.

Reduction ⊱ An increase in electrons & a decrease in oxygen particles.

Seven Planetary Aspects ⊱ These are physical planets as well as spiritual.

Theory of Innovations ⊱ A thesis believing that Sarus Ignus did not have evidence of Panacea being real. This was written by Tyrus Smith.

Three Primes ⊱ These links us to the universe & it shapes who we are. Also known as tria prima. It consists of sulphur, mercury, & salt.

Transitional ⊱ When one planet's characteristics transfers to another. Also known as medio.

Transitional Period ⊱ Also known as TP. Between one to thirty-one days.

Vaisheshkia ⊱ One of six orthodox Hindu schools in India.

Vaisheshkia Sutra ⊱ The common language used at the Vaisheshika Hindu school.

Vark ⊱ A fancy foil that can be eaten, though it is also silver.

Wandlore ⊱ The study of wands.

Zhou Dynasty ⊱ – Lasted from 1046 B.C.E. to 256 B.C.E., which is the most long term dynasty in China. Confucianism & Taoism were founded in this dynasty.

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