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The scientific secret behind the perfect boiled egg

A group of schoolchildren in Dorset has conducted a series of experiments to determine the length of time it takes to make the perfect boiled egg.

The pupils determined that six minutes is the optimum boiling time, allowing a chemical reaction to take place in the white of the egg, but not the yolk.

The research was commissioned by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Louise Hubball reports.

  • 05 Oct 2011
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