Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 17 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 7

Answer

When the steam condenses to boiling water at the same temperature, it releases a lot of energy. That is, steam contains more energy than boiling water at the same temperature, so a steam burn is more damaging.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 323.
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