Viewing fireworks? Watch the colorful show from a distance.
Exploding fireworks are essentially a number of chemical reactions happening simultaneously or in rapid sequence. When you add some heat, you provide enough activation energy (the energy that kick-starts a chemical reaction) to make solid chemical compounds packed inside the firework combust (burn) with oxygen in the air and convert themselves into other chemicals, releasing smoke and exhaust gases such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen in the process.
As you know and can see from the information above, these are extremely unsafe and hazardous and best to be viewed from a distance and under professional supervision. So, find a fireworks show in your town or city and then sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
Elements creating fireworks colors
When watching a fireworks display, the sky is filled with many colors and are fun to watch. What color is your favorite? Do you know what elements are used to create your favorite fireworks colors?
Source: Spex infographic