Thanks, Gerald. I am quitely in awe of what all of the real chemists here know.

I am working to increase my chemistry knowledge all of the time. I am making progress; 8 years ago I could not even spell potassium correctly. As to my poor keyboarding skills, everyone who reads my posts should be used to them by know.

For Christmas my 12yo is getting 'An Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry' by Robert B Thompson.
We had this book out from the library a month ago, and he was quite interested in trying a number of the experiments out.

I likely have most of the stuff that these experiments need from my DIY darkroom chemistry gear accrued over the last 8 years, as well as trolling auctions for glassware, and getting the surplus chems of a bankrupt biochem research lab.