The Great Eggspeirment

The Great Eggspeirment

Sunday, January 2, 2011-I start off the experiment with a large grade A egg. The texture is slightly bumpy and the membrane is hard. Next I measure the egg and place it in a 237ml of vinegar in a glass container. Bubbles form in approximately 2 to 3 minutes. I will check on the egg in a day.

Monday, January 3, 2011-I check on the egg, and the color has changed to a pastel yellow color. The texture of the egg begins to feel soft and spongy . It is left in the vinegar for another 24 hours. The yolk inside the egg is now fairly visible.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011-The egg has now changed to a grayish yellowish color. It is now very squishy. I think the membrane has been dissolved completely. Next, I measured the circumference of the egg and recorded the results in the table. I then took the egg out of the vinegar and transported it to a glass with plain H2O in it.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011-I take out the egg and observe there is no color change. However, the texture has started to feel almost like a water balloon. I measure the circumference and notice that the egg has increased in size by 6ml. I now move the egg into H2O with exactly 13 drops of red food coloring.

Thursday, January 6, 2011-I check on the egg today and see that it has turned an almost blood red color. I take the egg out and feel that there has been no texture or shape change, although the circumference of the egg has increased. I now place it in H2O with 5tbs of table salt.

Friday, January 7, 2011-The color of the egg is now bright red. The egg is still extremely squishy. The circumference has decreased. I now move the egg into my mystery liquid. Bubbles immediately form.

Saturday, January 8, 2011-I pull the egg out of the substance and immediately notice that the color has been changed to a plum-like purple. The texture has changed tremendously to a smooth rubbery state. The circumference has increased.

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