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Chemical Reactions in the Kitchen

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  • Essay length: 1974 words
  • Submitted: 26/05/2008
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GCSE Changing Materials - The Earth and its Atmosphere

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Chemistry One World

Chemical reactions are all around us. Every day, we experience chemical changes. Most of them occur in the kitchen although we don't really know it or think about it. These examples are cooking eggs, making cake, cooking rice, burning toast, and baking a potato. However other chemical reactions that take place during everyday life include burning wood and lighting a match. We rely on chemical changes to survive. The clothes we wear and the food we eat are the results of chemical changes. There are millions of chemical changes going on around us. Some are even happening in our body. Plants use energy from the Sun to combine water and carbon dioxide, which react to form sugar and Oxygen. When we eat these plants and breathe in oxygen from the air, the sugar and oxygen react in our cells to produce water, carbon dioxide, and energy. We need the energy from this reaction for our daily activities.

The Chemical reaction that I chose to do a report on is frying an egg. The chemical reaction/change taking place is the making of the fried egg. When we fry an egg, we are

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