Bytesize Science Presents: The Chemistry of Fireworks

-Posted by D.C. Worth, for Barbay (France & US)

As we near the birthday of our Independence, here in the U.S.A...
An interesting look at the components of fireworks, including time fuses, fuel and bursting charges, as American Scientist, author, and fireworks expert, Dr. John A. Conkling, explains how the vibrant colors are generated.
*** Warning: Do not try this at home.

From sizzle of fuse to the boom & burst of colors; wishing you a safe and thoughtful holiday celebration; in honor of Liberty & Freedom!

ABOUT: Demonstration by fireworks expert John A. Conkling, Ph.D., Washington College, Chestertown, Md., author of:
"The Chemistry of Pyrotechnics, Basic Principles and Theory."
-American Chemical Society (ACS)

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