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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.

(via The American Chemical Society)

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