Wednesday, October 12, 2011

How to make a naked egg. Bow chicka bow wow.

Peeling isn't just for hard-boiled eggs; you can separate the shell from an
unboiled egg simply by soaking it in vinegar! Not only will you be left with
a "naked egg," but you'll also have a chemistry lesson to go along!

1. Place the egg in a tall glass, jar, or a plastic cup and fill the glass with vinegar, submerging the egg.

2. Leave the egg in the vinegar for a full 24 hours. Look closely. Do you see any bubbles forming on the shell? if nothing has happened after 5 minutes then add a handfull of bicarbonate of soda. To see the best reaction place your face above the egg.

3. Change the vinegar on the second day. Carefully pour the old vinegar down the drain and cover the egg with fresh vinegar. But remember, use a strainer to catch the egg so it does not fall down the drain. Place the glass with the vinegar and egg in a safe place for 1 day- Don't disturb the egg, but pay close attention the bubbles forming on the surface of the shell (or what's left of it).

4. Pour off the vinegar and carefully rinse the egg with water. The egg now looks translucent because the outside shell is gone! The only thing that remains is the delicate membrane of the egg!

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