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Abstract Volume 8 Issue 2 (2003) pp 122-124

Chemistry for Breakfast: Approaching Kinetics and Uncovering Everyday Chemistry by Cooking Eggs

Cassandra T. Eagle,* Britainy M. Dearman, and Amanda B. Goodman

Department of Chemistry, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608,
Received November 12, 2002. Accepted December 5, 2002

Published online: 4 March 2003

Abstract. The concept of kinetics is made qualitatively approachable through two experiments involving the familiar application of cooking eggs. The relationship between temperature and rate of reaction is explored in an environmentally friendly, inexpensive laboratory experiment.

Key Words:  Laboratories and Demonstrations; general chemistry; kinetics; Arrhenius

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Issue date: April 1, 2003

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