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Offline Bentherdonthat

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« on: 17/10/2007 18:09:07 »
I keep on geting chemical names from the 1800's that are strange chemicals but not in regular chemistry dictionary terms to identify. Is there some folk lore chemistry book from the 1800's that explain there properties.

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« Reply #1 on: 17/10/2007 19:20:07 »
I don't know of any dictionaries, but I have a reputation for knowing obscure things; what are the "strange chemicals" you want to know about?
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« Reply #2 on: 17/10/2007 23:23:37 »
The chemical compounds may sensetive to some people if known and a made dash to have them eliminated and erase from earths history.

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« Reply #3 on: 18/10/2007 11:05:17 »
Is het terms like "spirit of salt" for hydrochloric acid that you are after ?  Start Googling with a name like that, and you may stumble upon a list of "pre-systematic" names for chemical compounds, or a page like this
http://chemistry.about.com/library/weekly/blcommon.htm
There is also a list of alchemical substances in Wikipedia, but I would suggest that you yourself search for that.
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