During children's parties or events, it is not uncommon to find glow sticks for decoration. They are very bright and give a festive mood. Now you can make them yourself at home.
It is necessary
- -Protective glasses
- -2 large ceramic bowls
- -Plastic containers
- -2 liters of distilled water
- -50 milliliters 30% hydrogen peroxide
- -0.2 grams of luminol
- -4 g sodium carbonate
- -0.5 g ammonium carbonate
- -0.4 g copper sulfate pentahydrate
Buy all the supplies you need. Make sure you are at a safe distance from your child. Your hands should be protected, and be sure to wear safety glasses over your eyes.
Combine 50 ml of hydrogen peroxide and a liter of water in one bowl. Be careful when transfusing, both are extremely dangerous.
Mix 0.2 grams of luminol, 4 grams of sodium carbonate, 0.4 grams of copper, 0.5 grams of ammonium carbonate and 1 liter of water in a second bowl.
Thoroughly rinse the tubes or containers for the glowing liquid. Dry them completely.
Make sure each container closes tightly. Place the stoppers next to the tubes.
Pour equal amounts of the first solution with an equal amount of the second solution into each container and close tightly.
Wait a bit for your test tube to light up. Be careful when transporting.