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15 November 2004 @ 09:42 am
Question about Alchemy (will delete if against rules)  
Well, I have a Chemistry assingment. Like... a term paper (A term paper in highschool? Never had one of those before). So, I was wondering if anyone has any information about modern alchemy (modern = within the past 100 years), or if you have any links to websites relating to it.

If this is against the rules, mods, I will delete this post.
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Ashleytacoyaki on November 15th, 2004 08:41 am (UTC)
I don't think that anyone has actually attempted alchemy in the past 100 years considering that chemistry has really taken it's place. At the best you'll find stuff from the 1600's.

Though, here's a link if you can use it: http://www.levity.com/alchemy/index.html

(I just happened to stumble across it when I was working on my history paper on medieval medicine ><;;)
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Ashley: You're going down!- aimless_icontacoyaki on November 15th, 2004 12:33 pm (UTC)
A second on the "modern" part. I think modern is after the 1500's or something? I might be wrong, but something like that was mentioned in my history class. Sorry that I really can't give you a more specific time period or anything ^^;
Poison Envywinter_ruins on November 15th, 2004 02:18 pm (UTC)
Nyaw, don't have a choice. I asked my Chem teacher 'how modern is modern' and that's the time frame he gave me.
EvilHippo of the Clan MacHippo: Roykageevilhippo on November 15th, 2004 09:02 am (UTC)
The closest thing we have to actual legitimate attempts at alchemy in the past hundred years are, I'm pretty sure, all within nuclear physics and stuff (which is sort of outside the range of chemistry, but...). I know that some researchers turned lead into gold by knocking out some of the protons, and if you google for something like "Modern alchemy" or "nuclear lead into gold" (which is what I used... came up with some decent starting points). Actual "alchemy" alchemy in the last 100 years though, I doubt it. Hope this helps in some way. ^_^