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The Art and (Proto)Science of Alchemy

Achievements of Alchemists in the Middle Ages

  • Medieval alchemists made hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, potash, and sodium carbonate.
  • They identified the elements arsenic, antimony, and bismuth.
  • They invented and developed laboratories that are still used today in a modified form.
  • The practice of alchemy laid the foundation for further development of chemistry as a scientific discipline.

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