What chemicals are used to make fireworks?


Among the chemicals used in the making of fireworks include: gunpowder, aluminum, ammonium percholorate calcium carbonate carbon, copper, iron, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, sulphur and fuel. They are usually classified according to where they perform, either aerial or ground. Fireworks are mainly used for entertainment purposes and as part of fireworks display.
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Elements such as antimony, barium, calcium and carbon are commonly used chemicals in the manufacture of fireworks. These chemicals are used to produce compounds that determine the characteristics of the fireworks. Chemical reactions of these compounds propel the fireworks, and lead to their eventual bursting.
Charcoal is the most common fuel used in fireworks. Other chemicals are oxidizing agents like nitrates, which are used to produce the oxygen needed for the firework to burn. Also different chemicals are used to produce different coloured fireworks like copper produces the blue colour.
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