OK, in the interest of fighting ignorance and all…
Let me confess the huge void in my knowledge of the world: chemistry. Want to know my entire knowledge of the subject? There are acids and bases. pH is how they’re measured. 0 is acid, 14 is base, 7 is neutral. That’s it, folks, and I’m not even sure that I nailed that. :o
So, what I ask of you, clever science type persons, is a source of good, basic chemistry knowledge. Books? Websites? what ever. I’m not looking to become a chemical engineer or anything, I just want to be able to give a critical look at various claims (like product sales pitches) and determine if (and why) they’re BS or not.
Any help in this endeavour would be so appreciated!