carbide cannon

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RonBee

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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?

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Can't find one. ;-(
 
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