Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 9
Science
Solutions
8. What Produces more severe burns, boiling water or steam.

Question:

What Produces more severe burns, boiling water or steam.

Answer:

At the same temperature energy of steam particles is more than water particles. It happens due to the absorption of extra energy due to latent heat of vapour by the particles of steam. Thus when steam comes in contact with skin then it leaves more heat energy than boiling water at same temperature. So, at the same temperature steam burns more severe than boiling water.

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