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Steam

Postby 104922499 1F » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:56 pm

In class Lavelle asked why does steam cause severe burns. Can someone explain this process in depth please.

Emily Glaser 1F
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Re: Steam

Postby Emily Glaser 1F » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:04 pm

Steam causes burns because the amount of heat that 100*C of gas has compared to 100*C of liquid is much higher because the heat of vaporization requires a lot of heat input before phase change (liquid to gas)

Alex Nechaev 1I
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Re: Steam

Postby Alex Nechaev 1I » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:43 pm

Steam causes more severe burns than boiling water does because the temperature required to convert water to steam is much higher than the temperature required to bring water to a boil. Steam quickly transfers the heat of vaporization to whatever it comes in contact with, which will result in severe damage.

Joyce Gu 1E
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Re: Steam

Postby Joyce Gu 1E » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:55 pm

So water in liquid form boils, and at 100 degrees celsius (boiling point), it turns to steam. The steam can then continue to be heated.

904940852
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Re: Steam

Postby 904940852 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:04 pm

steam at 100 C has lots more energy than water at 100 c since it requires more energy to have the phase change from liquid to gas

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Re: Steam

Postby 904940852 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:05 pm

steam at 100 C has lots more energy than water at 100 c since it requires more energy to have the phase change from liquid to gas

Kayla Tchorz-Dis 1F
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Re: Steam

Postby Kayla Tchorz-Dis 1F » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:12 pm

water is at a higher temp when it is steam, so therefore it would cause a more severe burn

Phillip Tran
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Re: Steam

Postby Phillip Tran » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:00 pm

technically anything at 100 C would cause a severe burn


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