Inside the Mind of an Alchemist
I know what you’re thinking. Alchemy is bunk. It’s fake. It’s the Dark Ages, man. But Larry Principe isn’t here to turn lead to gold. He’s here to study how chemistry was done half a millennium ago, by re-enacting the experiments himself. The present and future of science are great, but its history needs some love too.
Regulus of antimony! Fixed air! Narcotic salt of vitriol! This list of alchemy chemicals reads like Harry Potter’s potions textbook.
Great vid by the American Chemical Society’s BytesizeScience channel.