Yes, yes. Cooking is like chemistry… except NOT. Sure, chemistry can help a bit with cooking, but you don’t need to pass high-school chemistry to be an amazing cook and likewise you can sustain yourself on a diet of burned frozen pizza as a world-class chemist.
The main reason chemistry is not it’s own skill is that there are no low-level recipes for it. It would be nice to change that, but for that we need ideas so to all of you who know a thing or two about chemistry; what are some things we can add into the game that would count as low-level chemistry experiments?
We need concrete examples with a list of ingredients and their possible sources.
For starters we could add morphine and heroin from mutated poppy. Also arsenic from cherry or apple seeds. Also nitroglycerin. And caffeine + caffeine pills.
Below is the list of current cooking recipes that fall under chemistry;
poppy cough syrup
sprayable toxic gas
low grade amphetamine
syringe of adrenaline
potassium iodide tablet
water purification tablet
prussian blue tablet
concentrated hydrogen peroxide
sugar? (maybe one recipe for cooking another for chemistry?)