The alchemy lab is the tenth building in the game, initially costing 75 billion cookies. Each alchemy lab initially produces 1.6 million CpS by turning gold into cookies. When fully upgraded, they each produce 409.6 million CpS.

Achievements

Icon Name Description ID
FlaskNew.png Transmutation Have 1 alchemy lab. 55
PinkFlaskNew.png Transmogrification Have 50 alchemy labs. 56
CyanFlaskNew.png Gold member Have 100 alchemy labs. 57
OrangeFlaskNew.png Gild wars Have 150 alchemy labs. 119
GoldFlaskNew.png The secrets of the universe Have 200 alchemy labs. 154
RustedFlaskNew.png The work of a lifetime Have 250 alchemy labs. 217
BlackFlaskNew.png Gold, Jerry! Gold! Have 300 alchemy labs. 257
SilverFlaskNew.png All that glitters is gold Have 350 alchemy labs. 288
Hazelrald Retort.png Worth its weight in lead Have 400 alchemy labs. 348
Mooncandy flask.png Don't get used to yourself, you're gonna have to change Have 450 alchemy labs. 361
Astrofudge alchemy lab.png We could all use a little change Have 500 alchemy labs. 407
Alabascream alchemy lab.png Just a phase Have 550 alchemy labs. 483
Iridyum alchemy lab.png Bad chemistry Have 600 alchemy labs. 501
Alchemy Monument1 v15.png Magnum Opus Make 1 sextillion cookies just from alchemy labs. 140
Alchemy Monument2 v15.png The Aureate Make 10 octillion cookies just from alchemy labs. 198
FMA2003.png I've got the Midas touch Make 100 decillion cookies just from alchemy labs. 302
FullMetalAlchemistBrotherhood.png Phlogisticated substances Reach level 10 alchemy labs. 316

Upgrades

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
FlaskNew.png Antimony Own 1 alchemy lab Money.png 750 billion Alchemy labs are twice as efficient.
"Actually worth a lot of mony."
22
PinkFlaskNew.png Essence of dough Own 5 alchemy labs Money.png 3.75 trillion Alchemy labs are twice as efficient.
"Extracted through the 5 ancient steps of alchemical baking."
23
CyanFlaskNew.png True chocolate Own 25 alchemy labs Money.png 37.5 trillion Alchemy labs are twice as efficient.
"The purest form of cacao."
24
OrangeFlaskNew.png Ambrosia Own 50 alchemy labs Money.png 3.75 quadrillion Alchemy labs are twice as efficient.
"Adding this to the cookie mix is sure to make them even more addictive!
Perhaps dangerously so.
Let's hope you can keep selling these legally."
49
GoldFlaskNew.png Aqua crustulae Own 100 alchemy labs Money.png 375 quadrillion Alchemy labs are twice as efficient.
"Careful with the dosing - one drop too much and you get muffins.
And nobody likes muffins."
115
RustedFlaskNew.png Origin crucible Own 150 alchemy labs Money.png 37.5 quintillion Alchemy labs are twice as efficient.
"Built from the rarest of earths and located at the very deepest of the largest mountain, this legendary crucible is said to retain properties from the big-bang itself."
197
BlackFlaskNew.png Theory of atomic fluidity Own 200 alchemy labs Money.png 37.5 sextillion Alchemy labs are twice as efficient.
"Pushing alchemy to its most extreme limits, you find that everything is transmutable into anything else - lead to gold, mercury to water; more importantly, you realize that anything can -and should- be converted to cookies."
302
SilverFlaskNew.png Beige goo Own 250 alchemy labs Money.png 37.5 septillion Alchemy labs are twice as efficient.
"Well now you've done it. Good job. Very nice. That's 3 galaxies you've just converted into cookies. Good thing you can hop from universe to universe."
315
Hazelrald Retort.png The advent of chemistry Own 300 alchemy labs Money.png 37.5 octillion Alchemy labs are twice as efficient.
"You know what? That whole alchemy nonsense was a load of baseless rubbish. Dear god, what were you thinking?"
436
Mooncandy flask.png On second thought Own 350 alchemy labs Money.png 37.5 nonillion Alchemy labs are twice as efficient.
"Disregard that last upgrade, alchemy is where it's at! Your eggheads just found a way to transmute children's nightmares into rare metals!"
488
Astrofudge alchemy lab.png Public betterment Own 400 alchemy labs Money.png 375 decillion Alchemy labs are twice as efficient.
"Why do we keep trying to change useless matter into cookies, or cookies into even better cookies? Clearly, the way of the future is to change the people who eat the cookies into people with a greater understanding, appreciation and respect for the cookies they're eating. Into the vat you go!"
514
Alabascream alchemy lab.png Hermetic reconciliation Own 450 alchemy labs Money.png 3.75 duodecillion Alchemy labs are twice as efficient.
"It's time for modern science and the mystical domains of the occult to work together at last. What do gravitons transmute into? What if alkahest is pH-neutral? Should a homunculus have the right to vote? And other exciting questions coming to you soon, whether you like it or not."
670
Iridyum alchemy lab.png Chromatic cycling Own 500 alchemy labs Money.png 37.5 tredecillion Alchemy labs are twice as efficient.
"All states of matter exist in a continuous loop. Having learned how to cycle through them, all you have to do is to freeze matter right on the state you need. For reference, the cookie state of matter is situated at precisely 163.719°, right between lamellar gas and metaplasma."
708

Other Upgrades

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
GrandmaAchieveNew.png Transmuted grandmas 15 alchemy labs and 1 grandma owned Money.png 3.75 trillion Grandmas are twice as efficient. Alchemy labs gain +1% CpS per 8 grandmas.
"A nice golden grandma to convert into more cookies."
61
SynergyHat.png Arcane knowledge 15 Wizard towers, 15 Alchemy labs and "Synergies Vol. I" purchased Money.png 15.66 quadrillion Wizard towers gain +5% CpS per alchemy lab.
Alchemy labs gain +0.1% CpS per wizard tower.
"Some things were never meant to be known - only mildly speculated."
379
SynergyFlask.png Primordial ores 15 Mines, 15 Alchemy labs and "Synergies Vol. I" purchased Money.png 15 quadrillion Mines gain +5% CpS per alchemy lab.
Alchemy labs gain +0.1% CpS per mine.
"Only when refining the purest metals will you extract the sweetest sap of the earth."
383
SynergyFlaskII.png Gold fund 75 Banks, 75 Alchemy labs and "Synergies Vol. II" purchased Money.png 15.003 sextillion Banks gain +5% CpS per alchemy lab.
Alchemy labs gain +0.1% CpS per bank.
"If gold is the backbone of the economy, cookies, surely, are its hip joints."
384
SynergyParticlesII.png Chemical proficiency 75 Alchemy labs, 75 Antimatter condensers and "Synergies Vol. II" purchased Money.png 34.15 septillion Alchemy labs gain +5% CpS per antimatter condenser.
Antimatter condensers gain +0.1% CpS per alchemy lab.
"Discover exciting new elements, such as Fleshmeltium, Inert Shampoo Byproduct #17 and Carbon++!"
390
Fortune alchemy lab.png Fortune #010 Random fortune from news ticker Money.png 5.833 duodecillion Alchemy labs are 7% more efficient and 7% cheaper.
"Don't get used to yourself. You're gonna have to change."
630

In Cookie Clicker Classic

Alchemy lab store icon Alchemy lab appearance
Two images from the Classic version, left: icon shown in the store, right: appearance in the middle field

The Alchemy lab is the fifth most expensive item you can purchase. It will give you 500 cookies every 5 seconds by transforming gold.

It initially costs 50,000 cookies, increasing in price by 10% with each consecutive purchase. Some grandmas will change to that of a golden grandma.

Buying your first Alchemy Lab will increase Grandma output by +4 cookies per 5 seconds.

Trivia

  • The Alchemy Lab of Cookie Clicker parodies one of the most well-known goals of Alchemy, to devise a way to transform lesser metals, such as lead, into higher metals, usually gold.
  • The economic consequences of transforming the rare element of gold into cookie material have not been fully explored by the game, but it would likely cause inflation in many of the world's currencies. However, given that the player is likely to create cookies at a fast enough rate to end world hunger entirely, a post-scarcity economy may have emerged in its place, potentially limiting the need of currency, to begin with.
  • A news tick suggests that gold is not the only precious metal that can be used in Alchemy Labs. Silver can also be transmuted into white chocolate, according to the titles, but there are no other upgrades or achievements that support this. Additionally, the process of converting gold into cookies appears to be reversible.
  • The "Aqua crustulae" upgrade name means "Water of cookie" in Latin. It's probably is a reference to Latin expression "Aqua vitae" that means "Water of life".
  • The "All that glitters is gold" achievement is a reference to the chorus of "All-Star" by Smash Mouth.
  • The "We could all use a little change" achievement is a reference to "All-Star" by Smash Mouth.
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