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Unread postAuthor: singularity » Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:10 pm

is there compound that burns like a sparkler but instead of the yellow color sparks, it has a blue or green colored sparks?
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Unread postAuthor: Bluetooth » Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:19 pm

There are different collored sparklers you know. The all yellow ones are just cheap ones.
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Unread postAuthor: singularity » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:48 pm

yea but i want to know the specific compound that burns with blue/green sparks. what good does different colored sparklers do me? come on somebodys got to know how many hits does this site get a day, some one must have picked up such a compound in the endless hour they have used the internet, anybody?
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Unread postAuthor: ProfessorAmadeus » Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:09 pm

Add copper to it to make it green.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:02 am

Some coloring agents I have used in the past:

Strontium Nitrate - Red
Barium Nitrate - Green
Copper Nitrate - Blue
Sodium Chloride - Yellow
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:55 am

Powdered magnesium mixed with one of that lot and moulded with some kind of binding agent should make an interesting sparkler.
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Unread postAuthor: Recruit » Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:30 am

http://www.unitednuclear.com/waterfall.htm This link should help adding different metals can change the color.
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Unread postAuthor: singularity » Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:12 pm

okay new question is there any ghetto source of Barium Nitrate or Copper Nitrate, or do i have no choice but to buy it online? can i just grind a copper pipe into a fine powder, i realize its not copper nitrate bup will it work?
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Unread postAuthor: Recruit » Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:17 pm

Umm do some research but If you mix nitric acid and another substance it "nitrates" the substance and there is a special way to do it. Becareful with nitric acid It will eat thorough just about anything if given some time except temper glass made to hold it with a glass plugg.
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Unread postAuthor: singularity » Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:00 pm

if i make copper nitrate then its an oxidizer, if i leave it was just copper can i use it as the fuel?
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Unread postAuthor: Bluetooth » Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:14 pm

Well if you throw copper powder in a fire it will make green sparks.
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