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The chemistry of glow stick colours

The Chemistry of Glow Sticks

The chemistry of glow stick colours
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Everyone’s familiar with glow sticks, but it’s likely that fewer are familiar with the¬†chemistry behind their glow. You may have wondered what happens when you snap a glow stick to activate it; by doing this, you’re actually kicking off a chemical process that eventually leads to the production of the coloured light. But how does this process work, and why do you need to bend the glow stick to initiate it?

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