Chemical of the Week: Fireworks


Subject:
Holidays & Observances , Fireworks

Description:
This explanation of the chemistry of fireworks discusses the compounds that produce specific colors of fireworks, the production and ignition of fireworks, the reactions (oxidations and reductions) that cause the explosions, fireworks safety, and the origins of gunpowder. From a chemistry professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Creator:
Shakhashiri, Bassam Z.

Publisher:
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Language:
English

Source:
http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/chemweek/fireworks/fireworks.htm


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