The Real Sorcerer's Stone

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1) According to the video, what is “The Real Sorcerer’s Stone” and how does it vary from its fictional depiction ie. from Harry Potter’s books? Describe this fully in your response and clearly identify its role in transmutation processes as described in the video. (8 points) The real sorcerer’s stone is a combination of metals such as mercury (quicksilver) and other materials that is purified by fire multiple times. Many believe that doing this will create the elixir of life and change metal into gold. As opposed to it fictional depiction, the sorcerer’s stone is an actual stone or a crystal that can magically give you anything you desire. The role of transmutation is evident because alchemist are changing the chemical properties of one substance
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