Reactions Celebrates the Fourth of July by Explaining Fireworks Chemistry
Boom goes the
dynamite bursting charge and effect pellets.
It’s Independence Day here in the US. That means a lot of different things to different people, but fireworks displays are pretty much a constant staple of the holiday. How do they work? The American Chemical Society’s series Reactions and chemistry professor/author John A. Conkling PhD explain the chemistry behind those beautiful explosions.
- Here are fireworks exploding in buckets of paint
- San Diego once set off their entire fireworks display at once
- Enjoy some daytime fireworks as well