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    Who does a carbide cannon give off light

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    Question:
    • Why does a carbide cannon give off light?


    My guess is that it is due to some sort of chemical reaction, but I don't know what a carbide cannon is.

    :)

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    Big Bang cannons are fired by putting water in the barrel housing and then adding a measured amount of Bangsite (carbide powder). The powder dissolves in the water creating acetylene gas. The gas is then ignited by a spark....resulting in a safe and loud BOOM.

    http://www.cannon-mania.com/bigbang.htm

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    How about a picture?

    :wink:

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    Can't find one. ;-(

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    Thanks, Shane!

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