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Chemistry of Fireworks

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Publisher Comments:

"For centuries fireworks have been a source of delight and amazement in cultures around the world. But what produces their dazzling array of effects? This book takes you behind the scenes to explore the chemistry and physics behind the art of pyrotechnics. Topics covered include history and characteristics of gunpowder; principles behind each of the most popular firework types: rockets, shells, fountains, sparklers, bangers, roman candles and wheels; special effects, including sound effects, coloured smokes and electrical firing; firework safety for private use and displays; and firework legislation. The Chemistry of Fireworks is aimed at students with A level qualifications or equivalent. The style is concise and easy to understand, and the theory of fireworks is discussed in terms of well-known scientific concepts wherever possible. It will also be a useful source of reference for anyone studying pyrotechnics as applied to fireworks. Review Extracts ""a worthwhile addition to the pyrotechnist's library"" Fireworks ""a useful source of information which makes absorbing reading."" Angewandte Chemie, International Edition"

Synopsis:

This book, a fully revised, extended and updated second edition explores the chemistry and physics behind the art of pyrotechnics.

Synopsis:

"Aimed A level students, this book discusses the theory of fireworks in terms of well-known scientific concepts wherever possible, in a concise and easy to understand style."

Synopsis:

For centuries fireworks have been a source of delight and amazement in cultures around the world. But what produces their dazzling array of effects? This book, a fully revised, extended and updated second edition explores the chemistry and physics behind the art of pyrotechnics. Its scope ranges from the history of gunpowder and fireworks in the UK, to the chemical characteristics of gunpowder, the form and functioning of all the main types of fireworks, special effects, fireworks safety and current fireworks legislation. This second edition is aimed at students with A level qualifications or equivalent wanting to follow the essential principles of pyrotechnics. The style is concise and easy to understand and readers will gain a clear understanding of the science of fireworks in terms of recognised scientific principles.

About the Author

Michael S Russell is a Chartered Chemist and a member of the RSC. His experience lies in the design of pyrotechnic devices mainly for fire or explosion suppression or military applications. He acts as a Consultant for explosives safety and safety training courses. He has also developed pyrotechnics, smokes, flares, rockets and gas generators.

Table of Contents

Historical Introduction; The Characteristics of Black Powder; Rockets; Mines and Shells; Fountains; Sparklers; Bangers; Roman Candles; Gerbs and Wheels; Special Effects; Fireworks Safety; Fireworks Legislation; Subject Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780854041275
Author:
Russell, Michael S.
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Author:
Russell, Michael
Author:
Royal Society Of Chemistry
Author:
Russell Michael S
Author:
Michael S, Russell
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Chemistry - Physical & Theoretical
Subject:
Chemical & Biochemical
Subject:
Fireworks
Subject:
General
Subject:
Firework
Subject:
pyrotechnics
Subject:
Rockets.
Subject:
Physical chemistry
Subject:
Popular Science in Mathematics/Computer Science/Natural Science/Technology
Subject:
Engineering - Chemical & Biochemical
Subject:
Chemistry | Physical Chemistry
Subject:
Chemistry - General
Subject:
Chemistry - Inorganic
Subject:
Technology-Engineering - Chemical & Biochemical
Subject:
inorganic chemistry
Edition Description:
2nd ed.
Series:
RSC Paperbacks
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.7 x 5.9 x 0.5 in 370 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
This book, a fully revised, extended and updated second edition explores the chemistry and physics behind the art of pyrotechnics.
"Synopsis" by , "Aimed A level students, this book discusses the theory of fireworks in terms of well-known scientific concepts wherever possible, in a concise and easy to understand style."
"Synopsis" by ,
For centuries fireworks have been a source of delight and amazement in cultures around the world. But what produces their dazzling array of effects? This book, a fully revised, extended and updated second edition explores the chemistry and physics behind the art of pyrotechnics. Its scope ranges from the history of gunpowder and fireworks in the UK, to the chemical characteristics of gunpowder, the form and functioning of all the main types of fireworks, special effects, fireworks safety and current fireworks legislation. This second edition is aimed at students with A level qualifications or equivalent wanting to follow the essential principles of pyrotechnics. The style is concise and easy to understand and readers will gain a clear understanding of the science of fireworks in terms of recognised scientific principles.
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