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How do sparklers work?


We know they're mesmerising – especially in slow motion – but how do sparklers work? We take a close, slow-motion look at the chemistry.


Sparklers are a classic crowd-pleaser, in the video below The American Chemical Society explores their chemistry in super slow-motion.


The chemistry of sparklers
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