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So anyone happen to know
« on: March 26, 2008, 04:03:42 PM »
whats the symbol for water?>!>!>!>!>!??!!>?!>!

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Re: So anyone happen to know
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008, 04:20:22 PM »
Formula, not symbol. Googling for water formula gives over 6 million hits.
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Re: So anyone happen to know
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2008, 04:23:19 PM »
The symbol would depend on the application.  In contemporary chemistry, we like to diagram the atoms that make up a molecule, and we do it this way -- H2O  Maybe alchemists had a symbol for water, like they did for each of the metals they knew about, but that's not a contemporary application.
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Re: So anyone happen to know
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2008, 04:32:30 PM »
Alchemists... That will be inverted triangle.
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2008, 05:35:56 PM »
When I was a kid, there was a book in the public library on alchemy.  I read half of it before I realized, that in addition to giving the history, it also explained to process, seriously, as if it could be performed -- distilato, putrifacto, the son births the father, all that jazz.  Of course, these days, with the New Age resurgence, and the random publishing of anonymous texts on the internet, such an attitude is hardly shocking, but I was pretty stunned, at the time.  And yes, that book is still there, but the one I want -- not so much.
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