In the spirit of 4th of July weekend (in America, we celebrate our independence with fireworks :)), here's some fun fireworks color trivia!

Gold fireworks are made using charcoal + iron + lampblack

For red,  strontium or lithium is used

Orange is produced with calcium salts

For yellow you need sodium

Green is made with barium

Copper is used to make blue tones

Purple-colored fireworks are made from copper + potassium or strontium

Silver results from titanium

And white fireworks have aluminum, magnesium, or titanium

Well, that was fun :D
Enjoy your weekend!!
(all images via weheartit)

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