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Fireworks Are Packed With Chemistry
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Fireworks Are Packed With Chemistry

Fireworks Are Packed With Chemistry

Fireworks Are Packed With Chemistry
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Celebrate explosive chemistry.

 

Why do some fireworks shoot golden flaming balls while others produce green sparks? It's just chemistry. Bassam Shakhashiri, chemistry professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains the science of fireworks.

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