Skip to content

Thermite Reaction, Hardcore Chemical Pyrotechnic

Science is a wonderful thing. Without science, we would not have fireworks at all.

Science occasionally throws something really cool at you. Here we have a video of Thermite in action.

Thermite is a pyrotechnic composition of aluminium powder and a metal oxide which produces an aluminothermic reaction known as a thermite reaction. It is not explosive but can create short bursts of extremely high temperatures focused on a very small target for a short period of time.

The aluminium reduces the oxide of another metal, most commonly iron oxide because aluminium is highly combustible:
Fe2O3 + 2Al = 2Fe + Al2O3 + Heat

Related Posts

FIREWORKS MARK THE END OF THE 2020 OLYMPICS
FIREWORKS MARK THE END OF THE 2020 OLYMPICS
Huge fireworks lit the night sky in Tokyo, marking the end of the closing ceremony, bringing 16 brilliant days of int...
Read More
PENNY FOR THE GUY - NOW A DISTANT MEMORY
PENNY FOR THE GUY - NOW A DISTANT MEMORY
Many years ago, and in simpler times, children could legally buy fireworks, yet many could not afford to purchase the...
Read More
OUR TOP 10 SMALLER HALLOWEEN FIREWORKS
OUR TOP 10 SMALLER HALLOWEEN FIREWORKS
For those planning a smaller Halloween display we have compiled our top 10 smaller, and less expensive, spooky themed...
Read More
Previous article Clacton Pier to celebrate 150th birthday with free firework displays

Leave a comment

Comments must be approved before appearing

* Required fields