There is More Than One Way To Shell An Egg

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Greensboro, NC -- Have you ever seen something and just wondered: how did they do that?

We saw an experiment on youtube and said: what?!? Muratic acid, like you use to clean a drive way, can do amazing things to an egg. Smith High School chemistry teacher Aabeyo Abraha explains the science behind it!

Abraha said, "We're adding acid to to the calcium in the top of the egg, and it reacts with it and produces carbon dioxide and water vapor." That completely removes the egg's shell, leaving only the thin membrane that separates the yolk and the shell. You can see the yolk, but the egg is now soft and squishy.

You can try this experiment at home with your kids, but instead of muratic acid, use vinegar! See instructions from two websites below.   

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