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A glow stick glows as the result of the chemical reaction between two liquids - the 'oxilate' typically trichloro-6-carbonpentoxyphenyl and phenylethynyl.

The chemical reaction for this kind of heatless light happens when you mix multiple chemical compounds. When you combine two or more compounds, the atoms may rearrange themselves to form new compounds. Depending on the nature of these compounds, this chemical reaction will cause either a release of energy or absorption of energy.

We know that we can activate a glow stick by bending and then shaking it. When you bend it, a very fragile glass vial inside of it breaks and releases the chemical inside (hydrogen peroxide) to mix with the other substance (phenyl oxlate ester).

When the two compounds are allowed to mix, they go through a chemical reaction (oxidation), which makes a different, unstable chemical, called peroxyacid ester. This new unstable substance decomposes into a different compound, (phenol and a cyclic peroxy compound) and then to carbon dioxide. The energy caused by the decomposition makes the particles in the fluorescent dye move faster and this creates light. The color of the fluorescent dye determines what color the light will be. The process by which this happens is called chemiluminescence.
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How do you make a glow-in-the-dark stick figure with glow sticks?

super glue   It may look cool to use bridal tool or sheer fabric to make a stick doll frame and stuff it with the glue sticks! and just tie the ends closed. the fabric wo

How do you make glow sticks glow brighter?

Heat them, for example by briefly putting them in hot water.     They will glow more brightly, but won't last as long.

How can you make glow sticks?

By getting baking soda,mountain dew,peroxide,dishwashing liquid  original,and 2 starburst.

Do glow sticks glow forever once you make them glow?

No, glow sticks don't last forever. They have a limited life, and it will depend on the stick. Some last for a few minutes, and others last many hours. Size, construction, che