Transmutation of Elements

The transmutation of elements is thought to occur in only high temperature, high pressure environments.  However more and more proof is coming to light that transmutation occurs regularly on Earth at low temperatures.  Chickens convert potassium into calcium, bacteria are being used to break radioactive waste into lighter elements, electric arc welders convert Nitrogen gas into Carbon Monoxide.  What is going on here, are the theories incorrrect?

The "Transmutation of the Elements" community is here to explore these discoveries and attempt to make sense of them.  Does transmutation really happen in biology?  Can we solve our radioactive waste problems with bacteria?  Come explore with us the possibilities.


A form of chemistry and speculative philosophy practiced in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and concerned principally with discovering methods for transmuting baser metals into gold and with finding a universal solvent and an elixir of life -

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