Colour Fire

colour fire

 

Colour Fire

Make your campfire’s flame colorful. The kids will love it, me too!

Soak logs, prepare pine cones, sawdust, or cork with colorants.

Flame Colorants

ColorChemical
CarmineLithium Chloride
RedStrontium Chloride or Strontium Nitrate
OrangeCalcium Chloride (a bleaching powder)
YellowSodium Chloride (table salt)
or Sodium Carbonate
Yellowish GreenBorax
GreenCopper Sulfate or Boric Acid
BlueCopper Chloride
Violet3 parts Potassium Sulfate
1 part Potassium Nitrate (saltpeter)
PurplePotassium Chloride
WhiteMagnesium Sulfate (Epsom salts)

Learn how to colour fire at: chemistry.about.com

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