Problem: When an egg is fried, what happens to the protein in the egg? a) Because the heat removes water, the hydrophilic amino acids leave the pan.b) The amino acids form new proteins. c) The protein is denatured. d) The heat converts the protein into water.

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Denaturation: process where proteins lose their native shape; caused by strong acid/base, solvents, or heat

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When an egg is fried, what happens to the protein in the egg? 

a) Because the heat removes water, the hydrophilic amino acids leave the pan.

b) The amino acids form new proteins. 

c) The protein is denatured. 

d) The heat converts the protein into water.

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