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Steam is more hotter than boiling water. This is because when boiling water is heated more and more it becomes steam. Thus, burns due to steam are more severe than the burns due to boiling water
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Steam causes more severe burns than boiling water although both are at 100°C. The specific latent heat of steam is 2268 J/g. Therefore, 1 g of steam gives out 2268 J of extra heat energy to condense into water at 100°C, thereby causing a more serious burn.
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