Barium - Elements in Fireworks

Elements in Fireworks

Barium is used to add a green color to fireworks. It also helps enhance other green colorants, such as copper.
Barium is used to add a green color to fireworks. It also helps enhance other green colorants, such as copper. Dennis McColeman, Getty Images

Barium Firework Facts

Symbol: Ba

Name: Barium

Use: Barium salts are used to create green colors in fireworks and to help stabilize firework mixtures.

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