How do fireworks use chemistry to look awesome?

Happy New Years Eve! Let's all kiss 2020 a speedy (not speedy enough) goodbye and look at some beautiful exploding lights! And why not look at the chemistry in these things as well. How do fireworks work? How do they get up into the air? And most importantly, how do they explode in different colors and patterns? Let's find out! And thanks for being one of the great things about 2020, we love you guys!

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Happy New Years Eve! Let's all kiss 2020 a speedy (not speedy enough) goodbye and look at some beautiful exploding lights! And why not look at the chemistry in these things as well. How do fireworks work? How do they get up into the air? And most importantly, how do they explode in different colors and patterns? Let's find out! And thanks for being one of the great things about 2020, we love you guys!

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References from this episode
  1. https://www.compoundchem.com/2013/12/30/the-chemistry-of-fireworks/
  2. http://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=4130#:~:text=What%20makes%20gunpowder%20seem%20to,built%20up%20and%20%22explodes%22.
  3. https://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/articlesbytopic/oxidationandreduction/chemmatters-oct2010-fireworks.pdf - by Kathy De Antonis 








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