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solomon levi
03-07-2013, 02:15 AM
i was researching hebrew and came across a statement that yodh signifies iodine in hebrew. i also recall the connection between ios, the color violet, and the word 'poison'...

gold dissolves in aqua regia, potassium cyanide and potassium iodide.
http://suite101.com/article/dissolve-gold-for-reclaim-with-potassium-iodide-a206183

curiously, i came across this pic showing the four alchemical color stages in reverse order (no gold involved):
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Iodine-triphenylphosphine_charge-transfer_complex_in_dichloromethane.jpg

iodine is relatively rare, but can be had from oceans and brine.
anyway, lots of interesting related items. i think someone posted on this before. if so, i'll remedy it when i get to a real computer.