How do you make colored flames?
Your choices are:
- Potassium chloride: Makes a purple flame.
- Magnesium sulfate: Makes a white flame.
- Strontium chloride: Makes a red flame.
- Copper chloride: Makes a blue flame.
- Lithium chloride: Makes a pink flame.
- Copper sulfate: Makes a green flame.
- Sodium chloride: Makes an orange flame.
What is a drawing fire?
‘Drawing the fire’ was the expression used for getting a strong draught going in the fireplace when you were lighting a coal fire. … You held a newspaper in front of the fire and the draught roared up the chimney, fanning the flames as it went.
What household items change the color of fire?
Table of Flame Colorants
|Green||boric acid, borax, copper sulfate||borax laundry booster, boric acid disinfectant or insect killer, copper sulfate root killer|
|Blue||alcohol||rubbing alcohol, Heet methanol, 151 rum, or alcohol-based hand sanitizer, lighter fluid|
|Violet||potassium chloride||salt substitute|
What burns a blue flame?
For example, copper produces a blue flame, lithium and strontium a red flame, calcium an orange flame, sodium a yellow flame, and barium a green flame. This picture illustrates the distinctive colors produced by burning particular elements.