Fireworks in the Night of New Year

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Fireworks a device containing gunpowder and other combustible chemicals that causes a spectacular explosion when ignited, used typically for display or in celebrations.

The Chinese Culture

The earliest documentation of fireworks dates back to 7th century in China, where they were invented. The fireworks were used to accompany many festivities. It is a part of the culture of China and had its origin there; eventually it spread to other cultures and societies. Important events and festivities such as the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) and the Mid-Autumn Festival were and still are times when fireworks are guaranteed sights. China is the largest manufacturer and exporter of fireworks in the world.

Glance of Fireworks

Fireworks found in China to scare evil spirits, as the development of other discoveries that gunpowder. Celebrations and festivals such as Chinese New Year and Moon Festival in mid-autumn still equipped with fireworks. China is a manufacturer and exporter of fireworks in the world.
Fireworks are a class of explosive pyrotechnic devices used for aesthetic, cultural, and religious purposes. A fireworks event (also called a fireworks show or pyrotechnics) is a display of the effects produced by firework devices. Fireworks competitions are also regularly held at a number of places. Fireworks take many forms to produce the four primary effects: noise, light, smoke and floating materials (confetti for example.) They may be designed to burn with flames and sparks of many colors, typically red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, silver and gold. Displays are common throughout the world and are the focal point of many cultural and religious celebrations.

Manufactures

Fireworks are made of various chemicals. The colors produced by a complex combination of various chemicals. Elements that are often used for the manufacture of fireworks include magnesium, sodium, francium, lithium, boron, potassium, calcium and various oxidizing agents.
Colors in fireworks are usually generated by Pyrotechnic Stars usually just called stars which produce intense light when ignited.
Stars contain five basic types of ingredients.

  • A fuel which allows the star to burn
  • An oxidizer is a compound which chemically oxidizes the fuel, necessary for combustion.
  • Color-producing chemicals
  • A binder which holds the compound together.
  • A chlorine donor which provides chlorine to strengthen the color of the flame. Sometimes the oxidizer can serve this purpose.

Some of the more common color-producing compounds are tabulated here. The color of a compound in a firework will be the same as its color in a flame test (shown at right). Not all compounds that produce a colored flame are appropriate for coloring fireworks, however. Ideal colorants will produce a pure, intense color when present in moderate concentration.

The Elements Contained in Fireworks

There are many elements involved in the fireworks, mainly used to generate color effects. Here is a chemical element used in fireworks.

  • Aluminum (Al) is used to produce color silver and white flames flickering. Aluminum is a component of sparkling giver.

  • Antimony / Stibium (Sb) here greatly affect splendor caused by fireworks.

  • Barium (Ba) is used to produce green color and can help stabilize volatile substances (volatile substances).

  • Calcium (Ca) is used to deepen the color of fireworks. Calcium salts produce orange color.

  • Carbon (C) is one of the main ingredients of black powder which is used as a propellant in fireworks.

  • Chlorine (Cl 2) is an essential ingredient in some oxidizing fireworks. Some metal salts formed by reaction with chlorine color.

  • Copper (Cu) produces blue color in fireworks.

  • Iron (Fe) is also used to generate a flash of light. Heating the metal determines the color of the flash.

  • Lithium (Li) is a metal that is used to interfere with the red color in fireworks. Lithium carbonate is used in particular for color poster.

  • Magnesium (Mg) Magnesium burning produces a very bright white color. Therefore magnesium is used to enhance the beauty of fireworks.

  • Oxygen (O2) Fireworks require oxidizer. Oxidants works by releasing oxygen.

  • Phosphorus (P) is able to ignite spontaneously in air and produce flashes of light in the darkness. Phosphorus is also used to fuel the fireworks.

  • Potassium (K) helps the process of oxidation of fireworks. Potassium nitrate, potassium chlorate and potassium perchlorate is an important oxidant.

  • Sodium (Na) is produce a yellow color in fireworks despite the excessive brightness of the light produced.

  • Sulfur (S) is used to complement the black powder, which is to fuel the fireworks.

  • Strontium (Sr) Grams of strontium donate red color in fireworks. Strontium is also used to generate the color balance.

  • Titanium (Ti) is burned in the form of titanium metal powder and formed a flash of silver.

  • Zinc (Zn) is used to produce the effect of smoke on fireworks.

That is why the fireworks to be beautiful in various celebrations throughout the World and specially in the nightfall of "New Year" in every year.

Thank you very much for your stopping here to read this page. Hope we are always Have great days in the New Year 2015 coming. :)

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
31st Dec 2014 (#)

Very informative article. You must have done quite a research for this. Wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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author avatar viewgreen
31st Dec 2014 (#)

Absolutely you are right sir. I thank you for stopping to see this page. I wish Happy New Year to you too. :)

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author avatar Elanggunung
31st Dec 2014 (#)

I just say this an awesome article and happy new year viewgreen. thanks.

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author avatar viewgreen
31st Dec 2014 (#)

Thank you very much my dear Elang! Wishes Happy New Year to you too. :)

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author avatar Shamarie
31st Dec 2014 (#)

Great article and congrats on the star page, Viewgreen! The photos make me think of the New Year celebrations across the world!

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author avatar viewgreen
1st Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you my dear friend shamarie! Hope your enjoyed the New Year Celebrations. wish you good luck in 2015.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
1st Jan 2015 (#)

Another interesting post, Happy New Year Viewgreen and lets keep the good work!

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author avatar viewgreen
1st Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you my dear fern! for the supporting and Happy new year to you too. :)

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author avatar Paul Lines
1st Jan 2015 (#)

A well constructed and informative post viewgreen

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author avatar viewgreen
1st Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you sir for a great comment here. Happy New Year to you. Thank you :)

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author avatar Gclick
2nd Jan 2015 (#)

Well done and Awesome research for this unique topic. Thanks for sharing this information.

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2nd Jan 2015 (#)

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author avatar puncakceria
4th Jan 2015 (#)

good job my friend. it's so informative article,thank's for sharing this.

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author avatar viewgreen
5th Jan 2015 (#)

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author avatar Retired
4th Jan 2015 (#)

Great article! I love to watch fireworks so I really enjoyed the pictures.

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author avatar viewgreen
5th Jan 2015 (#)

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