Anushka Mishra , asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 21/5/12

what produces more severe burns boiling water or steam?why?

Ishan Goyal , added an answer, on 21/5/12
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Steam causes more severe burns because it is undergoing a phase change. When the water vapor comes into contact with your skin, the vapor condensates and changes to a liquid. This change is accompinied with the loss of heat.

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