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Why do eggs float in hot water?

Tags: food, science, environment
Asked by narendra sharma, 30 Oct '12 10:18 pm
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Generally, fresh eggs will lie on the bottom of the bowl of water. Eggs that tilt so that the large end is up are older, and eggs that float are rotten. The tilting is caused by air pockets in the eggs that increase in size over time as fluid evaporates through the porous shell and oxygen and gases filter in. The older an egg gets the more gas builds up inside it. More gas = more floating!
Answered by LIPSIKA, 31 Oct '12 05:51 am

 
  
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Because density of hot water is more than the density of egg
Answered by anantharaman, 31 Oct '12 08:21 am

 
  
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Due to air pockets in eggs
Answered by iqbal seth, 31 Oct '12 06:48 am

 
  
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Because density of hot water is more than the density of egg
Answered by Quest, 30 Oct '12 10:30 pm

 
  
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Water must be friendly with them..
Answered by Anurag Sharma, 30 Oct '12 10:19 pm

 
  
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