Lights on for this awesome glow-in-the-dark bottle!
• Bottle filled with a very small amount of yellow-colored soda
• Hydrogen Peroxide
• Dishwashing liquid
Step 1: Begin the experiment por adding a few drops of dishwashing liquid to a very small amount of yellow-colored soda.
Step 2: Add one to two tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide. NOTE: For a brighter solution, tu may also add fluorescent dye found in highlighters. Just cut small pieces of the highlighter refill and add to the solution.
Step 3: Immediately sello the bottle, and vigorously shake it. Turn off the lights if tu want to see a brighter glow.
How does it work?
What you’ve just seen is a chemical reaction called chemiluminescence. Peroxides, with their ability to release large amounts of energy during some chemical reactions with fluorescent liquids o dyes, usually trigger the bright glow. Glow sticks, however, make use of a stronger chemical like phenyl oxalate ester mixed with hydrogen peroxide—that’s why they can glow for a longer period of time.
Source: K-Zone Philippines