Red Flares on the Water

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Red Flares on the Water
« on: 29/08/2006 18:16:27 »
Some days ago, during a firworks exhibition, they shooted fires to a river, that then kept burning on the water's surface with very brilliant and long-lasting red light.

What are they made of?

(I'm not wondering about the flame's colour: it could be Ca, Li, Sr).

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Re: Red Flares on the Water
« Reply #1 on: 30/08/2006 10:28:18 »
I think they make them using phosphorous which burns extreemly brightly and will burn in and with water.

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Re: Red Flares on the Water
« Reply #2 on: 31/08/2006 13:55:07 »
Red fireworks can be created by adding Strontium or Lithium salts.  
http://chemistry.about.com/library/weekly/aa062701a.htm

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Re: Red Flares on the Water
« Reply #3 on: 30/08/2006 10:28:18 »
I think they make them using phosphorous which burns extreemly brightly and will burn in and with water.

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Re: Red Flares on the Water
« Reply #4 on: 31/08/2006 13:55:07 »
Red fireworks can be created by adding Strontium or Lithium salts.  
http://chemistry.about.com/library/weekly/aa062701a.htm