Why does bread turn brown in the toaster?

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Hi, I am doing a school project and I have ot find out why the bread turns brown in a toaster. I have consulted every other internet research device and every book or magazines. You are my last resort Please help me if you have the answer. Thank you

-- Anonymous, February 08, 2001


Bread turns brown in the toaster because it is burning. When something burns, it is reacting with oxygen. This is also called combustion. In complete combustion, the only product is Carbon Dioxide. However, in the case of toast, the combustion is incomplete, making carbon dioxide, water, and carbon. The water turns into steam and the bread turns brown due to carbon residue. Hope this helps.

-- Anonymous, February 09, 2001

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