Today I finally mustered the courage to go and talk to the director of the labs to politely ask him if I could use the labs out of class hours. Long story short, our lab sessions "are bad" because we are given a protocol, and like babies we just need to follow it. No brainer, and I am against that. So I got permission to use the lab for experiments that don't pose a mayor risk, as well as a slight restriction of the reagents.
I'm not sure of which reagents we have in the lab, but there aren't that many there. So, now to the point. I was hoping that you could tell me which experiments I should try. I came up with the idea when we worked with ferric ammonia ferrocyanide $[Fe(CN)_6][Fe(NH_4)_2]$ and I had to balance the chemical equation of the reaction that we used. However, I had no idea of what the byproducts where, because I had no way to test for their presence! My idea is to bring an hypothesis and then, starting pretty much from scratch (except reference tables or such) prove or disprove it.
Could you share a nice example of something I could test in the lab? If not, where can I find stuff that I can work with, without getting the answer right out of where I got the info. Did I get to express my idea correctly? More or less?
Thanks for the help!
P.s.: I kindly asked a professor to supervise my work, so I would get help regarding methodology.