A pinch? I thought that was against your religion. How many milligrams in a pinch?
Originally Posted by Kirk Keyes
If I add anything before the metol, it will be a little ascorbic acid. That is to assure that any oxidized Metol that might be in my supply will be regenerated before I add the sulfite.
I did just that a while ago. Metol, a healthy pinch of ascorbic acid, then enough KOH to form the Potassium Metolate. The usual usual flocculent precipitate never showed so I added sulfite. I still have only sodium.
The resultig solution had little or no color. (my eyes are 82 years old, so I may not see the yellow end as well as some of you young squirts.) I did a test strip on EDU 400 Ultra. Not the best subject in the World, but it makes me want to go sit in that chair.