Which has more entropy egg or boiled egg?

1 Answer
Apr 1, 2018

A raw egg.


State changes tend to lead to significant changes in entropies. Changing from liquid state to solid state reduces the translational freedom of a system[1] , meaning that there's fewer possible layouts of energies, hence reducing its entropy.

Boiling an egg involves a state change from liquid to solid and therefore the process is likely to involves a decrease in entropy.

1. Entropy of Phase Changes, http://www.everyscience.com/Chemistry/Physical/Entropy/f.1311.php