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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Lesson Four: Base Metals Study Guide

Chapter 5

Lead & Zinc

Lead is soft & can mold into any shape you desire. Its symbol is Pb & is in the carbon group. Lead is fairly easy to alter with magic because it likely has magical energy. Its energy is the proper amount of magic to transition gold. Lead is known for its sturdiness & an unwillingness to transform. Zinc is a blue-white color & its symbol is Zn. In German, it translates to zinke or spelter. Paracelsus named this metal & zinc is very weak & inexpensive. This metal is found in alloy, such as brass (zinc & copper). Zinc Oxide is ZnO & is used for paints & skin creams. Having too much zinc can cause a lack of energy & a lack of copper.

Nickel & Iron

Nickel is silver-white with gold tint color & its symbol is Ni. This metal is unaffected by decay because of its slow oxidation. It is one of the four metals that can be magnetic (iron, cobalt, gadolinium, & nickel). Nickel was used to create Syrian bronzes & Chinese coins. Axel Fredrik Cronstedt grouped nickel as an element & uncovered scheelite, as well as tungsten. Iron is silver-gray in color & its symbol is Fe. This metal is magnetic & is the most wide spread element on Earth. It oxidizes when put together with oxygen & water (rust). Rust flakes off to reveal natural iron. This metal is also in our bodies as iron-proteins. Iron metal can burn & is deemed masculine, hence the symbol for iron.

Mineral Concentration Charm

Incantation: Morbi Videntur (mor-BEE vi-DEN-ture)
Wand Movement: A V shape then jab

Fun Facts
In Egypt, they used lead for coins & the Greeks used lead for the hulls on ships. Dzou Yen also used lead to create gold.
Nickel is used on tint glass with colors of green, blue, violet, & black. Magical people use the Mineral Concentration Charm to alter the glass color.
Iron is connected to Mars because the planet has a high accumulation of iron, which makes Mars red. Mars is connected with war, fire, & blood.
In Latin, lead translates to plumbum.

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