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10th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305957404

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10th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305957404
Textbook Problem

Why is a burn from steam typically much more severe than a bum from boiling water?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

           The reason for burn caused by steam being much more severe than the one caused by boiling water has to be explained.

Concept introduction:

             The boiling point of water is 100oC . When the water boils, steam is produced by partial evaporation of water molecules known as vapor phase. At the boiling point, the two phases of water “vapor phase” and “liquid phase” just remains in equilibrium with each other and there is no complete conversion of water to steam. More heat energy is required to convert the water into steam completely.

Explanation

Explanation

         Understand what happens when water boils.

       There is difference between the terms “boiling” and “boiling point”. Water starts to boil at less than 100oC itself but the boiling point is reached when the vapor pressure of the water becomes equal to the atmospheric pressure. This happens at 100oC and that is why this temperature is known as boiling point of water.

        When water boils, it is partly converted to steam and the two phases that is the steam and liquid phase exist in equilibrium.

       When water boils, the two phases steam and liquid phase exist in equilibrium

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