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Question: How do glowsticks eminate light? Hypothesis: When broken, a chemical interaction occurs inside a glow stick tube that results in different colors of light being produced depending on the chemical inside. Molecules Hydrogen Peroxide H2O2 Cyalume Phenyl oxilate ester C14H10O4 phenol. Peroxyacid ester Carbon dioxide
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chemical principles to prevent accidental activation, the two chemicals used in the process are separated by a thin tube of glass. When the plastic tube is bent, the glass breaks, releasing Hydrogen Peroxide into the outside tube filled with ester. Hydrogen peroxide is a very strong, common oxidizing agent that oxidizes the ester into two phenol molecules and one molecule of peroxyacid ester. This ester decomposes spontaneously to more phenol and a cyclic peroxy compound, which then decomposes to carbon dioxide. This decomposition releases energy. This energy moves the electrons of the dye to a higher energy level, which immediately fall back down. This releases energy in the form of a
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