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Have an old recipe, but don't know what that stuff is? Allow me to translate a few of those funny names.

Aqua Fortis.............................................................................Nitric Acid
Aqua Regia..............................................................................Nitric and Hydrochloric Acid
Baking Soda or Saleratus.........................................................Sodium Bicarbonate
Black Lead..............................................................................Graphite
Bluestone or Blue Vitriol...........................................................Copper Sulphate
Carbolic Acid...........................................................................Phenol
Copperas.................................................................................Ferrous Sulphate
Methylated Spirits.....................................................................Methyl Alcohol
Niter or Saltpeter......................................................................Potassium Nitrate
Oil of Vitriol..............................................................................Sulfuric Acid
Pearl Ash or Potash or Salt of Tarter.........................................Potassium Carbonate
Prussic Acid..............................................................................Hydrocyanic Acid
Quicklime..................................................................................Calcium Oxide
Sal Ammoniac...........................................................................Ammonium Cloride
Slaked Lime..............................................................................Calcium Hydroxide
Unslaked Lime..........................................................................Calcium oxide
Soda Ash..................................................................................(dry) Sodium Carbonate
Spirits of Salt.............................................................................Hydrochloric Acid
Sugar of Lead............................................................................Lead Acetate
Waterglass.................................................................................Sodium Silicate
White Lead................................................................................Lead Carbonate
White Vitriol...............................................................................Zinc Sulfate


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