Why do eggs turn solid when you cook them?

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Conventional chemistry wisdom says that something which starts out as a liquid should either remain liquid or evaporate when heat is applied. Why do eggs go in the opposite direction?

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Because you’re looking at a chemical reaction instead of a phase change. The proteins in the eggs unfold because of the heat and then combine with and wrap around each other so that they become a solid.

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