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I need some help on clarification on why steam burns more than boiling water. So even though the temperature is the same, the steam burns more and this is because it has more energy? What does energy have to do with the amount of pain you feel? Doesn't only depend on the temperature of the substance touching your skin.
This can be seen in the phase change diagram, as the long section during which heat is added to change liquid to gas represents a significant amount of energy. This energy, when transferred to a hand, causes a more severe burn.
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