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Light from Chemical Reactions

lower secondary education

V1Cold Incandescence“, i.e. oxidation of luminol with oxygen (from air)
V2Variations of luminol oxidations in solution using hydrogen peroxide

Technical Contents: Cold light from chemical reactions; fast and slow oxidations; oxygen as reagent in oxidations

Scope: Chemical reactions as conversions of matter and energy; Energy involvement in the form of light; Oxidation as a reaction involving oxygen (lower secondary education)

Information: Other experiments regarding chemoluminescence can be found in publications of H. Brandl et al.


Michael W. Tausch
Photoprozesse in der Lehre der Naturwissenschaften
Praxis der Naturwissenschaften - Chemie in der Schule, 64(1):5--9