The explosive science behind fireworks – BBC News
The explosive science behind fireworks – BBC News When you go to the biggest display imaginable, we just have a few rocket the chemistry behind it. Surprisingly, you will have a bottom or a destination device, and that will give you the energy required. A compound that increases the amount of oxygen incredibly bright, white and silver Starburst effect, aluminium and magnesium metal when they burn bright, white or silver flame. And if you want different colors, then you go., When you burn them, we just shipped and little and hope for the best we would have got to take Liquid Fire work. So it’s not controlled explosion in the sort of Occasions like Bonfire Night, New Years Eve, Diwali and the Fourth of July weekend are marked by fireworks displays every year.
But the flare and skill of fireworks today wouldn’t exist, without some simple, but clever, chemistry.
So how do fireworks work exactly? How are they made – and how do they get their different colours?
Dr Joanna Buckley invited the BBC to the chemistry laboratories at the University of Sheffield to take a closer look at the science behind fireworks.
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