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Postby 204635822 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:00 pm

How can you use the diagram to prove that steam causes severe burns?

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Re: Steam

Postby Alex 3F » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:09 pm

From the diagram, you can see water does not go past 100 degrees celsius. However, once all the water is boiled, there is only steam, which will have a temperature higher than 100 degrees celsius, and higher temperature leads to worse burn.

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Re: Steam

Postby Tschlener 1E » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:13 pm

Also from the diagram we see steam going to water releases about 46 kJ of heat when it hits the skin. On the other hand, water releases about 5 kJ of heat when it hits the skin, therefore proving that a steam burn is much worse that a water burn at the same temperature

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