Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 17 - Think and Explain - Page 334-335: 69


No, it is not hot enough.

Work Step by Step

The vacuum drops the boiling point for water to well below $100^{\circ}C$. Room-temperature water in a vacuum will boil. An egg is cooked by heat entering it from surrounding high-temperature water, not by the mere bubbling of the water. This is discussed on page 327 (refer to Figure 17.14).
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