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Oxygen - Elements in Fireworks

Elements in Fireworks

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Oxygen is necessary for combustion.

Oxygen is necessary for combustion.

Warwick Hillier, Australia National University, Canberra

Firework Facts

Symbol: O

Name: Oxygen

Use: Fireworks include oxidizers, which are substances that produce oxygen in order for burning to occur. The oxidizers are usually nitrates, chlorates, or perchlorates. Sometimes the same substance is used to provide oxygen and color.

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