Can anyone here suggest some interesting experiments (or web sites with experiments) that I could carry out at home for my 11 year old. he got a chemisrty set for xmas and frankly most of the experiments in it are tame, (too tame for some one used to the instant gratification of a PS2 & a fan of Brainiacs)
I have reasonable knowledge of science (BSc 23 years ago).
The chemicals in the set are Copper Sulphate (CuSO4.5H2O), Iron Sulphate (FeSO4.& H2O), Tartaric acid (C4H6O6), Calcium Hydroxide (Ca(OH)2), Sodium Carbonate (NaCO3), Potasium Iodide (KI), Potasium Hexacyanoferrate (K4Fe(CN)6.3H2O) and Magnesuim.
I know that I can use vinegar & lemon juice as acids and baking soda as a alkali or caustic soda as a stronger alkali.
Thanks in adv