The pampas of ennui

Being Leonardo Boiko's online Journal, featuring Long & Very Sporadic Essays on any Subject.

So many cool names!

17 July 2012

List of alchemical substances! List of chemical compounds with unusual names!

Instead of zinc carbonate, calamine! For arsenic disulfide, realgar! For antimonious oxychloride, Powder of Algaroth!

How does one make aqua regia? Just mix aqua fortis and spirit of salt!


And there’s a Chinese version! Liànjīnshù wùzhì lièbiǎo! A damn shame they have so far only tried up to the letter C!

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