Problem: Temperature affects the rate of the chemiluminescence reaction in light sticks: The chemiluminescent reaction occurs more rapidly in hot water, and more light is produced.Why does the light stick glow with less light in cold water than in hot water?

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A photograph shows that a light stick glows brighter when submerged in hot water as compared to cold water.


Temperature affects the rate of the chemiluminescence reaction in light sticks: The chemiluminescent reaction occurs more rapidly in hot water, and more light is produced.


Why does the light stick glow with less light in cold water than in hot water?

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