I'm a great supporter of the homework tag and I think it's fair to demand that OPs are required to show that they have thought about the underlying concepts before an answer is presented.
Lately, however, I get the impression that we're applying double standards to homework and home-experiment questions. The pressure on homework questions seems to be increasing and questions are closed rather fast, even if the OPs seem to have tried something and ended with a wrong answer, but have (only) failed to provide a full account of the steps/calculations taken.
On the other hand, I've hardly seen home-experiment questions getting closed, although the experimenter apparently lack fundamental knowledge on chemistry or workplace safety and blatantly refuse suggestions to use proper lab equipment or - as a minimal standard - their home equivalents.
To me things seem to run out of proportion here.