I added Chlorox to the first mix since I don't keep it in the
studio. The only other thing I keep there is a jug of ammonia
Jerry, the only problem with the fact that you're driving yourself
nuts over a trivial thing is that I do it, too, sometimes!! LOL..
There's an old stage trick of a guy who get concentrated HCL, pours
it onto some metal, it pops and smokes and fumes, the crowd goes,
"ooh, aaah". Then he gets NaOH (lye solution), does another demo,
the crowd goes "ooh, aaah". Then he pours the two together, stirs it,
and drinks it down. "OOOH, AAAH!" And of course what he's drinking is
salt water. That's what can happen when you just start mixing things
together. Meaning that mixing acid, peroxide, ammonia and chlorine
can shorten your life - and give unintended results. You say you
don't have chlorine bleach around, but you know that mixing it and
ammonia is a very, very bad thing to do, right? Phosgene gas.....
Anyway, if you had put ammonia into the mix, you would have nothing.
The acetic acid and the ammonia base would immediately combine,
you'd have ammonium acetate (which is white) and water at a
corresponding neutral Ph. Mixing an acid and a base doesn't double
your kick, it gives you a salt and water. In your experiment, you put
iron into acetic acid, which reacted. Likely it also depleted the
acid, since vinegar's only 5%. If you want to do it, put everything
in at once, or even better, put each metal in it's own container, and
then try two together, with and without peroxide, etc. Controlled