Liven up your lesson plan on thermodynamics with this entertaining display of culinary wizardry. In an aluminum pan, add water to the “specially formulated” Flinn calcium oxide, and stir. Crack open an egg and pour it in the second pan. Place it over the solution and presto, now you're cooking! Your fried egg will be ready in no time. An ideal introduction to exothermic reactions and heats of solution. Must be performed on a heat-resistant surface. Enough materials are included to perform the demonstration seven times.
Concepts: Exothermic reactions, heats of reaction.
Time Required: 20 minutes
Materials Supplied: Calcium oxide, spatula, aluminum pans, chef's hat, worksheet master.
The Chef Video
Fry an egg with the amount of heat released when calcium oxide combines with water.
Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 408
Flinn Middle School Catalog/Reference Manual Page 335
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