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How to make an egg bounce

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017

This experiment is perfect to do with small children, as they can appreciate the reaction of the egg shell and the vinegar. What happens is that when you put the egg in a bowl with vinegar, the shell starts to dissolve and this reaction creates bubbles in the egg. Once we've left it for 24 to 48 hours, the egg shell has disappeared and the egg will have blown up a lot in comparison with its original size. What happens is that there's a reaction between the acetic acid in vinegar and the calcium carbonate of the egg shell produces carbon dioxide. What is created is a superficial membrane that has some elasticity and it can even stand a fall of up to 30 cm approximately. Don't miss this experiment on how to make an egg bounce with vinegar.

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  • You'll be able to see how the white and yolk in the egg seem to be a bit cooked and have a misfortunate texture.
  • We recommend you leave the mix for 48 hours, this way you'll make sure the reaction will be perfect.
  • Keep the mix in a well-ventilated place, as vinegar smells very badly and if you do this in a closed space it will smell.

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