Reactions Science Videos | June 25, 2019
Old school gunpowder is really called “black powder,” and it was so crucial to the Revolutionary War effort that we went to great (and gross) lengths to try and make it. This week on Reactions, find out what exactly those lengths were.
Chemistry of Pyrotechnics: Basic Principles and Theory
How Gunpowder Changed the World
The chemistry behind a firework explosion
Chemist explains the science behind fireworks
The Chemistry of Gunpowder
How Fireworks Became a Fourth of July Tradition
Black and Smokeless Powders
The Gunpowder Shortage
China's Age of Invention
The Raid on Bermuda That Saved the American Revolution
From Gunpowder to Teeth Whitener: The Science Behind Historic Uses of Urine
Why does gunpowder explode when lit?
Remember, remember the 5th of November; gunpowder, particles and smog
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