Problem: Which of the following changes can be reversed by changing the temperature: (a) dew condensing on a leaf (b) an egg turning hard when it is boiled(c) ice cream melting(d) a spoonful of batter cooking on a hot griddle

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Identify the changes that can be reversed by changing the temperature:

(a) dew condensing on a leaf

  • increasing temperature will evaporate the condensed dew
  • can be reversed by changing the temperature

(b) an egg turning hard when it is boiled

  • cooling the egg will not turn the egg back
  • cannot be reversed by changing the temperature


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Which of the following changes can be reversed by changing the temperature: 

(a) dew condensing on a leaf 

(b) an egg turning hard when it is boiled

(c) ice cream melting

(d) a spoonful of batter cooking on a hot griddle

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