Background to the question: early XVIII century (1711), in a fictional steampunk city, in the Balkan peninsula. There are no big changes in the world, aside from the recent use of steam as the main energy source due to an early "energetic" revolution.
So, I have this medic/alchemist character, who joins a revolutionary group, and they ask him to use alchemy to create alchemical weapons/gadgets.
The question would be the following: **which alchemical weapons could be created in such a context?
What I am asking for is a little help with which alchemy "weapons" (or gadgets) could be made in that specific time.
I can think of smoke bombs, stink bombs, acid-in-a-flask to throw, but I don't know if those were possible to made (or how) in that time.
To clarify, they can't be "steampunk", since he does not have any mechanical or engineering knowledge.
Also, it any explanation on how those "weapons" could be manufactured and the required material would really help me.
Please ask any question about the setting if you feel like something is missing. (Though I don't think there are any more relevant factors that could affect this question, but who knows?)
And I think that's all! Thanks in advance for your help!
Edit. Alchemist as pseudo-scientist. Limited by the current knowledge of that time (1711). And about transforming elements again, only to the extent it would be possible/known how to at that moment in time. In this story I am writing, alchemist has no super nothing. Normal ingredients, normal experiments, normal abilities. Like they were in real life (or, at least, a lot similar) historically.