PAY ATTENTION... OR
First of all... EVERYTHING IS DANGEROUS!
Even if you're just boiling some water, some knucklehead out
there is going to bump into the pot and pour the boiling hot water all
over themselves, get third degree burns and die.
(and of course blame it on the person who told them to boil the water)
Now add some high energy chemicals, like Oxidizers and Metal Powders,
not to mention some Radioactive material, and you've got a real recipe
Any chemistry experiment, no
matter how simple it may seem, has the potential of being dangerous...
even if you follow directions exactly as stated.
Pyrotechnic formulas always require special
attention. Most burn so fast that if ignited unexpectedly, it generally can't be
extinguished fast enough. Pyrotechnic (firework) compositions have their
own oxygen supply, so they can't be smothered once ignited. Although
large quantities of water will extinguish most slower burning
compositions, there are even some where the addition of water will make them
burn even faster. Some formulas like Flash Powder burn so fast, it's
almost instantaneous. If a quantity of it ignites while you're mixing
it... before you can blink your eye, move your hand, or turn your
the skin will have already been burnt off your body.
Other experiments may call for Acids or strong Bases like Sodium
Hydroxide (Lye) or similar corrosive materials. There are no second
chances when dealing with potentially dangerous materials. Always wear
appropriate safety equipment and pay attention to what you are doing.
USE COMMON SENSE!
Anything that burns has the potential of exploding, so never put a
pyrotechnic composition in a glass or metal container. To do so is
asking for death.
Pyrotechnic (firework) related chemicals & experiments are very
popular with home experimenters.
If you're going to be experimenting with pyrotechnic materials, make
sure you know what you're doing, are familiar with the properties of the
materials you are using, and have a large bucket of water nearby. Always
avoid using large quantities - use the smallest amounts possible. Never
ignite pyrotechnic mixtures indoors and only ignite pyrotechnic mixtures or completed fireworks with a fuse,
never just throw a match in the mix or on the firework.
Conduct these experiments
entirely at your
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in your project,
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