6 cool experiments with eggs
Easy and fun tricks with eggs every scientist should try
How can we turn an egg into a bouncy ball? Just soak it in vinegar for 24 hours! Eggshells are made of calcium carbonate, which dissolves in vinegar, leaving behind a film that holds the egg together and makes it resemble a rubber ball!
Have eaten a boiled egg? Don’t throw out the shell–you can use it to make an accelerant! Let the shell soak in vinegar for a week. Eggshells are made of calcium carbonate, which dissolves in vinegar, forming calcium acetate. Add ethanol to your acetate solution to make a combustible gel. This can be used as a dry accelerant on camping trips.
Why are scientists so clever? Perhaps because they start every day with a good breakfast! With this delicious experiment, you’ll learn how to make a healthy chemist’s breakfast–specifically, a flavorful green omelet. Just add some red cabbage juice to your omelet before you cook it. The alkaline nature of the egg whites will make the cabbage juice turn green!
Egg in a flask
How can you trap an egg in a flask? Drop a few burning matches into your flask and rest a peeled hard-boiled egg on the rim.The heat from the burning matches causes the air in the flask to expand, and as the air cools, it contracts, pulling the egg in. Voila! Your egg is trapped in the flask!
The cheapest way to ‘silver-plate’ an egg is to blacken it over a flame, then submerge it in water. Voila – the blackened egg becomes silvery! The soot coating on the eggshell repels water, which leads to the creation of a thin layer of air surrounding the egg. This thin “shell” of air reflects light rays and causes the egg to appear silvery.
How can you boil an egg without fire or electricity? By making use of a chemical reaction! When combined, calcium oxide and water release a lot of heat enough to even cook an egg!