Glow Sticks

Glow sticks make light through chemiluminescence. They are a translucent plastic tube containing isolated substances.

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Do glow sticks have acid in them?

no acid is in glow sticks.

Glow sticks usually have two chemicals that react with each other to create chemiluminescence, by giving off energy in the form of light

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Can a children' s glow stick kill you?

No None of them can kill you.

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Can glow sticks kill dogs?

yes because my dog dead quick like that

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How do you recharge the glow stick?

Glow sticks are like firecrackers - they are a one-shot deal. That's it.

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Do glow sticks stain dark color hair?

Glow sticks will stain your hair, clothes, and skin. (It is non-toxic, though). After a while, it will wash off.

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Is fluorescent dye used in glow sticks?

yes it is and it comes in a variety of colors

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What happens when a dog eats glow stick?

My puppies have done the same thing. I've been told that the chemical is non-toxic, but they must drink plenty of water.

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What happens when glow stick ingredients is digested?

It depends on how much of the ingredient is ingested. A small amount will probably do nothing, but since it is a skin irritant, it may cause swelling and a rash. This may mean that what you swallow will cause the throat to swell up and inhibit breathing. It is also possible to have an allergic reaction to it. The biggest issue would be the glass inside the tube which can cut internal organs.

The above is good basic advice but if you would like free professional advice call 800-376-4766.

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What can you do if you swallow glow stick liquid?

Call the poison control center and don't monkey around with advice about possible poisons from some random yahoo on the internet.

(One thing it almost certainly contains are peroxides, which are generally bad news when you ingest them.)

Call 800-376-4766 for free professional advice regarding a glow stick ingestion.

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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 would be virtually invisable and could be reuseable with new glue sticks.

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Is xenon used in glow sticks?


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Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate)

Does baking soda and water make a glow stick glow?

No. Glow stick uses a rather complicated chemical reaction that involves, among other things, hydrogen peroxide and a fluorescent dye.

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What will happen if you put a glow stick in the freezer for about 5 hour and you take it out in about 5 hours?

It will get very cold.

Elements and Compounds
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Does plutonium glow?

Generally, no, plutonium will not glow. Plutonium, element 94, is a radioactive and toxic metal of the trans-uranium group. And it is fissile. There are a few factors we need to consider before we close this question, but the general answer is no, it does not glow by itself. It is not photoluminescent, neither phosphorescent or luminescent. And let's be clear about "normally" here. If a dime-sized piece of refined plutonium was sitting in a tray in the physics lab and all the lights were out, it would not be visible. Without beating this one up, let's look at the other things we know about this most dangerous element as related to its giving off light, and let's set aside the isotopic considerations to keep it simple. Plutonium will spontaneously fission if a critical mass is brought together. This would cause it to emit visible light (and a whole bunch of other electromagnetic energy and radioactive particles). If you took two pieces the size of, say, cubes of butter and slammed them together (and this is so terrible that it is unthinkable), there would be a big flash of light and the two pieces would force themselves away from each other. There's your light. Oh, and you'd die within the month of radiation sickness (or, if you prefer, radiation poisoning). Our dime-sized piece is not big enough to reach critical mass. Another property associated with plutonium is that if we put together a subcritical mass of it, but a sufficient amount, it will, because of its radioactive nature, begin to glow and emit black body radiation. It is radioactively decaying and giving off heat in the process, and light will be emitted if the quantity of sufficient. This property of plutonium makes it useful as a long-term power source in a radioisotope thermoelectric generator. A sufficiently large quantiy, like a pellet, of plutonium (but below a critical mass of it) will glow red hot due purely to radioactive decay within the pellet. Our dime-sized piece is not big enough to be observed glowing in optical wavelengths. Lastly, powdered plutonium is pyrophoric. It will react with air and burn "by itself" and emit light. Powdered (finely divided) plutonium must be kept in an inert gas atmosphere. Our dime-sized piece is a solid chunk of the metal, and it will not generally be subject to pyrophoricity like this. Links are provided to related Wikipedia articles.

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Is a glow stick a smart material?


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What makes a glow stick glow?

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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Is radium used in glow sticks?

no, radium is radioactive and dangerous

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Does a glow stick still glow when frozen?

Yes,But it isn't as bright, and microwaving makes them last longer and glow brighter. I would'NT microwave them for longer than 20-30 seconds.

Hope I helped (:

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Are glow sticks an example of a combustion reaction?

No, a combustion reaction is where a chemical reacts with oxygen to produce an oxide and lots of heat. Glow sticks use a a kind of reaction chemiluminescence. The reactions often involve oxygen particularly hydrogen peroxide, but they are not combustion reactions and typically produce little to no heat

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What do you do if the stuff in a glow stick gets in your eye?

Don't freak out the gel inside is not toxic...simply wash your eye out

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How long does a glow stick last?

forever i think or 6 to 8 hours

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What type of reaction occurs in a glow stick?


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What is in glow sticks that make them glow?

There is a chemical in the glow stick produces energy when shaken or snapped. Much like neon lights, the energy intensifies rapidly but will fade after time.

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What is in the glass vial the glow stick?

Phenyl oxalate and flourescent dye.

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What do you do if your child swallows glow stick ingredients?

Call poison control


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