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What gives fireworks their colors?

Posted at 4:16 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 16:16:20-04

Remember all the chemical reactions you learned about in your high school chemistry class? Me neither.

But all those beautiful fireworks that make you “ooh” and “ahh” count on complicated chemical reactions created by combinations of metal salts.

Here’s a look at some of the most common.