Video: How to grow a glowing flower—the chemistry of fluorescence

How to grow a glowing flower: The chemistry of fluorescence (video)
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If you have ever seen objects "glow" under a black light, you're familiar with fluorescence. But have you ever wondered why some materials fluoresce while others don't?

Reactions explains how works, along with its importance for applications in forensics, medicine and . This week, we're also throwing in a bonus video on how to grow a fluorescent flower for that special someone.

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