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CBSE - IX - Chemistry - Matter in Our Surroundings

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

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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.
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