Fireworks and other things that go Boom in the Night!!!!!. Human use of Chemical Explosions. 1. Fireworks and other things that go Boom in the Night!!!!!. 2. Examples of the Uses of some Chemical Explosions. Fireworks Rockets Coal and Natural Gas Power Plants
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Human use of Chemical Explosions
Developed in the second-century BC, by the ancient Chinese, fireworks are the oldest form of rockets and the most simplistic. Originally fireworks had religious purposes but were later adapted for military use during the middle ages in the form of "flaming arrows."
The Chemistry of Fireworks.
Fireworks are usually made out of the following items; an oxidizing agent, a reducing agent, a coloring agent, binders and regulators. These this mixed together are what make up the basic fireworks
The most common liquid propellants in use today:
A fossil-fuel power station is a power station that burns fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas or petroleum (oil) to produce electricity. Central station fossil-fuel power plants are designed on a large scale for continuous operation. In many countries, such plants provide most of the electrical energy used.
Automobiles usually use a product of a fossil fuel called gasoline or diesel to create the explosion (combustion) in the engine to create the energy to make the car move.
There are many new inventions that use solar energy, alcohol from corn, battery power from electricity to run the car.
It will be interesting to see what type of energy fuels cars in the future.
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In this power-point we briefly examined a few uses of chemical explosives. We found that there is a use of the chemical explosives in fireworks, rockets, fossil fuel power plants, combustion engines in automobiles and airplanes. We looked at the types of fuel that they are powered with.