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AHow to Make Pink Fire

AHow to Make Pink Fire

How to Make Pink Fire

My sister recently told me about how she used to paint with a bright pink paint and mix it with lighter gel paint and doodle on her walls and it was her favorite color. Then I decided to follow her lead and since I don't have a canvas, I used a sheet from my bed. The result was a neon explosion. How to make pink fire at home made it easier to transform my bedroom one color at a time.

Decide what color(s) you want the fire to be. While you can change the flames' color to a variety of shades, it's important to identify which you are most interested in so you know the right chemicals to use. You can change the fire's color to blue, turquoise, red, pink, green, orange, purple, yellow, or white.

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Most fireplace fires or campfires produce yellow and orange flames because firewood contains salts. By adding other chemicals, you can change the color of the flames to suit a special occasion or just to be entertained by the changing color patterns. You can create a colored fire by sprinkling chemicals in the flames, making wax cakes containing chemicals, or by soaking wood in a water and chemical solution. While making colored flames can be a lot of fun, always exercise caution when working with fire and chemical substances.)If you want to make a colored fire, wait until your campfire has burnt down until there's a layer of embers under it, then sprinkle your chosen chemical into the fire to change the flames' color. Choose copper chloride if you want to create blue flames or lithium chloride for pink flames. Alternatively, melt paraffin wax before adding 2 tablespoons of your chosen chemical to it. Next, pour the mixture into paper cupcake wrappers.

There is no “recipe” for how much colorant to add to water or alcohol. The amount that dissolves depends on the temperature of the liquid and the solubility of the chemical. Basically, just add as much solid as will dissolve in the liquid. If you use less, the color of the fire may not be as intense. If you use too much, you’ll have undissolved solid, which you can recover and use later. Some compounds dissolve better in water, while some dissolve better in alcohol. Test a small amount and decide which method works best for your needs.Do not mix all the colorants together. You won’t get a rainbow! Most likely, you’ll end up with a yellow fire. This is because sodium (in table salt and also naturally in wood) overwhelms other colors. For a multicolored fire, it’s best to add several pine cones, each treated with one colorant, or a mix of dried colored sawdust. Even with separate colorants, it’s best to avoid adding “yellow” because it’s so bright. (Source: sciencenotes.org)

 

 

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