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Did alchemy ever succeed?

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Asked by vijay shukla, 24 Jan '13 04:48 pm
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Alchemy is a medieval chemical philosophy having as its asserted aims the transmutation of base metals into gold, the discovery of the panacea, and the preparation of the elixir of longevity.
IT HAS NEVER SUCEEDED
Answered by LIPSIKA, 24 Jan '13 04:54 pm

 
  
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No
Answered by Quest, 24 Jan '13 05:38 pm

 
  
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Alchemists such as Isaac Newton didn't know about the subatomic particles that make up the atom. They didn't know that an element is defined by its atomic number which is the number of protons in the nucleus of an atom. Since they didn't know that subatomic particles existed, they didn't know about protons. They would need to change the nucleus of an atom of Pb (82 protons) to an atom of Au (79 protons) this would require nuclear chemistry which was not yet a part of the sciences
Answered by Psycho, 24 Jan '13 04:49 pm

 
  
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No. never.. But they earned in gold, by fooling.
Answered by subhash, 24 Jan '13 04:49 pm

 
  
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