What makes the colors in fireworks?

Posted by on July 3, 2011

What makes the colors in fireworks?

Various chemical compounds are combined to produce the colors in fireworks.

Red –Strontium salts, lithium salts
Orange –Calcium salts
Yellow –Sodium compounds
White — Titanium, magnesium or aluminum barium oxide
Green– Barium compounds + chlorine producer
Blue — Copper compounds + chlorine producer
Purple–Strontium (red) +copper (blue) compounds
Violet–Potassium + Rubidium (violet-red)
Silver–Burning aluminum, titanium, or magnesium powder
Gold–Charcoal, iron, or lampblack

Read more about this at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firework

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