Rocket Candy

Rocket Candy

Compound recipe:

KNO3. Potassium Nitrate as the oxidizer:
To transfer atoms and combust.

C12H22O11. Sugar as the fuel:
To maintain the exothermic reaction.

NaHCO3. Sodium BiCarbonate as the moderate:
To keep the temperature ceiling low.
Adding too much renders the mix inert.

C. Carbon for a heat sink, and opacifier:
Tracer capability while sponging the heat.
Can also act as a secondary fuel source. Additive.

Fe2O3. Iron oxide to catalyze:
Increasing the burn rate.
Best used in 1-5% levels. Additive.

Ti. Titanium flakes add sparks and flame:
Strictly aesthetic. Additive.

Propylene Glycol as a surfactant:
Reducing the melt viscosity. Additive.

Powdered, organic dye for color:
To evaporate the produced smoke into hues. Additive.

65:35 oxidizer/fuel ration for a grain,
Which is slightly fuel rich,
But other ratios exist for oxidizer/fuel/additives
Such as 65:25:10.
Mix thoroughly together:
Melting the fuel then adding the oxidizer;
Or grinding the powder together.
Wrap compound into a casing.
Open heat to ignite the charge.

Fuel rich mixtures
Lower combustion temperatures.

Bare rocket candy,
Which consists of just oxidizer and fuel
Burns rather violently.

Properly mixed rocket candy should
Smell like its name and burn with a
Modest jet of fire.


Published by Jake Thomas Shaw

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