gini asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 decade ago

Why it is difficult to fry an egg on the top of the mountain?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I think that the above info is not correct. It is more difficult to BOIL an egg at high altitudes because water will boil at a lower temperature, thus it takes a lot longer. I think that the speed of frying would be about the same--maybe even faster, and you might need to use a lower heat on the stove.

    Can anyone with actual experience help us out here?

  • 1 decade ago

    Altitude effects the pressure from gravity. By moving up a mountain, or otherwise increasing your altitude, you are slowly relieving that pressure, and the air becomes thinner. This reduces the heat required to boil water.

    However, in the process, this means food actually cooks at a lower temperature. Therefore, it takes longer to cook the food.

    There are a lot of details regarding this on the internet. The following site may prove useful.

    http://homecooking.about.com/od/altitude/

  • 1 decade ago

    Agree that it's more difficult to boil.. But frying i'm not sure but i guess the pressure won't have any effects

  • 1 decade ago

    It's true for boiling but I don think so for frying.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The hermits tend to steal the oil.

  • 1 decade ago

    its due to change in atmospheric pressure.

    its lesser on heights so it takes more time to cook food up on the hills

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because of the static pressure...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i don't know i haven't tried it i'll try next weekend

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    have you tried a volcano.

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