Chapter 1: Matter in our Surroundings

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Matter in our Surroundings


Q.8: What produces more severe burns, boiling water, or steam?


The heat which is required to overcome the intermolecular interactions between the particles in a liquid is called the Latent heat of vaporization. Steam has a high latent heat of vaporization. It means that steam has greater heat energy than boiling water which causes more severe burns.

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