I have this assignment and I need to know what people put in Glow sticks.... I have searched and haven't found anything
low sticks are generally made of a fairly tough but flexible translucent outer casing of plastic, and an inner capsule of thin glass. The pair of chemicals that are responsible for the chemiluminescence are held inside and are kept separated until the glow stick is deployed. One of the chemicals is inside the glass capsule, and the other is "around" it inside the plastic case.
The idea is to get one of the chemicals needed to make the "glow" isolated inside the plastic case, and then allow the other chemical to be "around" the glass capsule and inside the plastic. That way when someone bends the plastic case or strikes it sharply on a hard surface, the glass capsule will break safely inside and release the chemical it held. The two chemicals then combine and the chemical reaction produces light.
What the others said but if you ever get it in your mouth (whether by accident or whatever), it'll make your mouth glow but it's very nasty and mouthwash afterwards is definitely a good idea...
Phenyl Oxalate and fluorescent dye solution. Hydrogen Peroxide solution. After the glass capsule they have is broken and the solutions mix, the glowstick glows.
I believe it's a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and a phthalate ester solvent, and/or phenyl oxalate ester and fluorescent dye.
yeaa i have been there and done that. it looked madd but tasted yukky :P
Oh and definitely no swallowing (I know DUH lol).
cool thanx i think i will pass now thanx... :P