To make a gun power you need Potassium Nitrate, not Potassium Chlorate; addition of sugar will not do anything, you need charcoal for that."
I would never claim that I know anything about this first hand…,
but do you have empirical data that sugar will not work in place
of charcoal? hmmmmm…
The best I can say here is DON’T try it to find out… John Burgess’
Just by grinding the compounds together may well lose you a hand and mess up your face! I KNOW!!!
is accurate worth taking note. (Thanks John.)
Should we really be discussing fireworks on a jewelry forum? It
seems like semantics and inaccurate chemistry formulas/names can be
the cause of a pretty good pyrotechnical display in responses. This
is not without good reason. For those who cannot discern when the
chemistry is off by a mile may find themselves at risk. Others who
know will step in to provide caution. For that I am grateful.
What I enjoy most about this forum is the dedicated problem solving
being shared with those people having a need and by
those who genuinely know solutions to those problems from experience
and deal in facts; not casual or irresponsible input. I cherish this
exchange and have never found its equal anywhere else. Let’s
Small Scale Metalsmith