Magnesium - Elements in Fireworks

Elements in Fireworks

While you'll see magnesium used in a variety of different fireworks, one excellent example of their use is for making bright sparks in sparklers.
While you'll see magnesium used in a variety of different fireworks, one excellent example of their use is for making bright sparks in sparklers. Taro Hama @ e-kamakura, Getty Images

Magnesium Firework Facts

Symbol: Mg

Name: Magnesium

Use: Magnesium burns a very bright white, so it is used to add white sparks or improve the overall brilliance of a firework.

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