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    What did I make?

    I did an experiment where I place the "Mercury" of Iron with a piece of Copper Oxide, and the next day, the closed vial had a bunch of white, salt-like particles floating around. Any idea what the salt-like particles are chemically or alchemically? Thank you

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    Sounds like an interesting thing to do, and with an equally interesting result.
    Unfortunately “mercury of iron” isn’t really a standard term.
    You’ll have to tell us....what exactly that is the mercury of iron and how did you prepare it?
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    To create "Mercury of Iron", one first oxidizes iron. Then places it in vinegar for 2-4 weeks, and distills the mixture. The lighter output is the "mercury of iron"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antinventor2020 View Post
    To create "Mercury of Iron", one first oxidizes iron. Then places it in vinegar for 2-4 weeks, and distills the mixture. The lighter output is the "mercury of iron"
    If you let a small portion of the "lighter output" to evaporate by itself (no extra heat), will it leave behind a residue?

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    No, I used the portion as the "Mercury" and mixed it with copper oxide.

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    Well, from what I saw, the output liquid was transparent, so I don't know

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    AntInventor:
    one first oxidizes iron. Then places it in vinegar for 2-4 weeks, and distills the mixture. The lighter output is the "mercury of iron"
    Assuming you used excess vinegar from the reaction with iron, IMO "the lighter output" will simply be distilled vinegar.

    AntInventor:
    Any idea what the salt-like particles are chemically or alchemically? ...
    what happens when I mix it with Copper Oxide, or the "Body of Copper"?
    Chemically, you got the salt Copper(I) Acetate.
    Alchemically, nothing will be happening unless you're somehow inserting gaia particles into the mix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antinventor2020 View Post
    What did I make?
    Having the true Mercury of iron i guess one wouldn't need many explanations from others

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    But what happens when I mix it with Copper Oxide, or the "Body of Copper"?

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