Can You Make Mountain Dew Glow?

Can You Make Mountain Dew Glow?

The only way to make Mountain Dew glow is by adding some type of glowing agent, such as the contents of a glow stick. Mountain Dew does not contain the necessary chemicals to facilitate a glowing reaction.

The glowing that occurs in a glow stick is caused by a reaction between hydrogen peroxide, diphenyl oxalate and a fluorophore dye. Hydrogen peroxide reacts with diphenyl oxalate to activate the fluorophore dye to create the flow.

Mountain Dew does not contain diphenyl oxalate, a vital component of the reaction. There is no substance other than diphenyl oxalate that will work to activating the glowing effect. The food coloring in Mountain Dew is not a dye that can be made to glow using a chemical reaction.