Lead (Pb) is 3 places above gold (Au) in the periodic table. So we need t obumb lead down 3 places. We start using lead foil, and expose it to a hydrogen plasma for 5, 10 and 15 minutes: To see which is the best time is.
A hydrogen plasma does a plasma burn
1b H+PL+E->H++e- it turns the hydrogen into hydrogen ions and free electrons
H+=p+xn0 hydrogen ions are a single proton bonded to 1 or more neutrons
2 p+.xn0+e- ->(x+1)n0 our own strand of neutron star
3 Pb+3n0 ->Au+3e-+E the neutrons are a proton and and electron.
We get back our electrons, and have turned lead into gold. We get out hot gold and unreacted lead.
We treat the foil with nitric acid.
4 Pb(s) + 4HNO3(aq) -----> Pb(NO3)2(aq) + 2H2O(l) + 2NO2(g)
So we get out a solution of lead nitride, NO gas, and gold. GOLD. We have done the alchemist's dream, lead int ogold. It is not even that hard.