17th century chemistry

17th century chemistry

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Caption: 17th century chemistry, historical artwork. The chemist is using a lens to focus the Sun's light onto a piece of antimony (a semi-metallic element) in order to oxidise it. Illustration from Nicolas Lemery's Cours de Chymie (1675).

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