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  1. #1 Egg Albumen? 
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    can someone please explain why egg whites turn white and solid when cooked

    I Know it's the denaturization of the molecules or something but that makes no sense to me[/i]


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    The solid bit is due to the fact that when the denatured proteins attach to other proteins, they form a messy inter-connected web of congealed protein.

    In other words it is the re-formation of hydrogen bonding between different protein molecules that solidifies the egg. You already know that it is the heat that denatures the proteins in the first place.


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