Thursday, July 04, 2013

The Chemistry of Fireworks

The chemistry of fireworks

"Sodium produces yellow/gold colors. Barium creates green, copper compounds produce blue, strontium salts give you red and titanium metals give you silver colored sparks.

Other commonly used chemicals are carbon which provides the fuel, oxidizers which produce oxygen for burning, magnesium which increases the overall brilliance and brightness, antimony that gives you a "glitter" effect and calcium which deepens the colors." ~ I F*ing Love Science/Science Is Awesome

For more information on the colors and what element they are created from check out:  Link 1   *   Link 2

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