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 Eight: Laboratory Tools & Their History Study Guide

Chapter 9

Wands & Mortar & Pestles

Wands have the capability of channelling our magic. Francois Armand discovered Apple wand wood in the 1700s. Garrick Ollivander discovered Unicorn Hair, Dragon Heartstring, & Phoenix Feather cores. Mykew Gregorovitch owned the Elder Wand for a time & due to this, Gellert Grindelwand & Voldemort tracked him down for it. Mortar & Pestles are used to grind substances into a paste or powder & have been around since 35,000 B.C.E. Powaga Zoraida invented a mortar cleaning charm. The most common mortars are wood, clay, & stone.

Essential Oil Steam Distillers, Crucibles, & Sand Baths

The essential oil steam distiller is used to pluck out the oils by steaming them. Zosimos of Panopolis wrote about distilling divine water & panacea. The three distillers are water distillation, water & steam distillation, & straight steam distillation. The crucible is used to melt objects & is very common in alchemy. In the Middle Ages in Germany, the hessian crucible was discovered. It was made out of the mullite. The graphite crucible & the Gooch crucible are other types of crucibles. Sand baths are used to circulate temperatures evenly in each compartment. The heat can be from a fire, a spell, or a hotplate & the heat ranges between 550 degrees to 1500 degrees.

Maybe Mortar Charm

Incantation: Lava Quoid (LAH-va COO-ahd)
Wand Movement: A counter-clockwise circle

Fun Facts
There are many wand combinations & well over forty wand woods.
Wand woods of Alder, Black Walnut, Ebony, & Apple are among the best in alchemy.
In the Middle Ages, distilling was used to create perfumes, digestive tonics, trade, & cooking. In 900 C.E., Avicenna wrote about distilling plants.
In the Arabic language, sand baths are called gadr. In Latin, it translates to balneum arenosum.

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