Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 12 - Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces - Exercises - Questions: 16

Answer

The difference in burns is due to the difference between phase changes.

Work Step by Step

As steam touches our skin, it condense to liquid form. This is particularly excruciating because condensation is an exothermic process. This means that heat is transferred to our skin in order for condensation to occur.
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