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Which Produces More Severe Burns : Boiling Water Or Steam ? Why ? - Science

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Which produces more severe burns : boiling water or steam ? Why ?

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Since, water gets converted into steam at 100°C by gaining heat equal to its latent heat of vaporization and thus, steam is hotter than water at 100°C and causes more severe burns compared to water. Steam contains more heat in the form of latent heat of vaporisation as compared to boiling water, which possesses less heat.

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Lakhmir Singh Class 9 Chemistry - Science Part 2
Chapter 1 Matter in Our Surroundings
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