Making Copper (II) Chloride From Acid and Copper Answered
Ok, so last 4th I made fireworks for a small- and I mean small- display, and it turned out fairly well. I only had two complaints-
a) It wasn't that colorful, as I was only using pine and palm charcoal for color: reddish orange.
b)it wasn't electrical, and took alot of visco, as I wanted everything to go off near-instantaneously.
Well, I am going to solve problem b by getting e-matches off of Skylighter, but solving a is a little harder. Then, I read that certain copper compounds could be added to create a green to green-blue color in the flame. Well, I like that idea, but I didn't know where to get the copper compounds. So I kinda left it.
I found this page on making copper (II) chloride. Well, it seemed straightforward enough, so I was going to try it. I was only wondering about two things:
a) why on the description on this page about it include hydrogen peroxide, but the page does not even mention it?
b)is this safe? I guess I should be outside for the hotplate part- I can't imagine boiling/simmering HCI, inside.
c) is this even possible? Does it:
1)create a form of copper that could be used with success in pyrotechnics?
2)create copper chloride at all?
Any answers are appreciated. Even if they don't directly pertain to the topic, POST ANYWAY! Makes it more interesting.