Steam burns more, why ?

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Offline warmare

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Steam burns more, why ?
« on: 17/02/2010 09:03:30 »
Why do steam burns more than hot water ?

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Steam burns more, why ?
« Reply #1 on: 17/02/2010 11:48:16 »
Well, if you mean from steam coming out under pressure, it would be because so much of it is rushing onto your skin and it transfers the heat very quickly. And steam is hotter than liquid water.

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Steam burns more, why ?
« Reply #2 on: 17/02/2010 19:17:32 »
And it delivers the latent heat of condensation to your skin.
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Steam burns more, why ?
« Reply #3 on: 17/02/2010 19:32:41 »
And it delivers the latent heat of condensation to your skin.
Exactly, this is the main reason.