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What does black powder do in a firework?


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Answered 2009-11-11 21:50:19

Black powder gives the firework the explosive and launching abilities, different minerals within the powder gives the color.

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The two most common machines in firework manufuring is the ball mill which grinds up chemicals to make them very fine and for making black powder. The other common firework machine is a star roller which rolls firework chemicals onto a core and makes stars which are the pretty colors you see when a arial shell explodes.


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