Thursday, July 5, 2012

Where the Different Colors of Fireworks Actually Come From

Here's the complete list of the chemical cocktails that go into different fireworks, courtesy of The Works Museum in Bloomington, Minnesota:
  • Electric White: White-hot metal flakes
  • Orange: Calcium salts
  • Bright Red: Strontium Carbonate
  • Turquoise:Copper Chloride
  • Purple: Strontium (red) & Copper (blue)
  • Silver Sparkle: Burning Aluminum or Magnesium flakes
  • Green: Barium Chloride
  • Gold: Glowing Iron or Charcoal powder
  • Yellow: Sodium Chloride
Courtesy : GIZMODO

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