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Just a Quick Chemistry Question

Postby cgregory » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:48 pm

Hey! I was wondering if it would be possible to layer salts for a fire, light them and have the flame change over time, or if it would be possible to produce multiple colors in the same flame.
Bit of a mundane question, but thank you for looking at my post!

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Re: Just a Quick Chemistry Question

Postby audreyln » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:39 pm


Are you thinking of doing this project on flame colors? ... inbow-fire

I think this could be an interesting hypothesis to test, especially the question if multiple colors can be produced in the same flame! I believe both of your hypothesis are likely true and you might find researching how fireworks are made to learn more about changing flame colors.

Good luck,


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