Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 12 - Problems: 12.18

Answer

See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

Energy must be added to liquid water at 100 C to convert it to steam at 100 C. This energy goes into overcoming the intermoleular forces among the water molecules. Since the steam has more energy than liquid water (even at the same temperature), it causes the more severe burn.
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