Which one of the following causes more severe burns -water at 100 degree celcius or steam at 100 C.

Asked by Virender | 27th Apr, 2016, 05:56: PM

Expert Answer:

Steam causes severe burns than water. Particles in steam, that is, water vapour at 373 K (100oC) have more energy than boiling water at the same temperature as particles in steam have absorbed extra energy in the form of latent heat of vaporisation.

Answered by Hanisha Vyas | 28th Apr, 2016, 12:00: PM