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Superheated Steam - Demonstration Kit

Superheated Steam - Demonstration Kit, AP6158
Catalog Number
Superheated Steam - Demonstration Kit
Product Description

By: The Flinn Staff

Vividly demonstrate to your students the thermal energy content and potential skin burning hazards associated with steam. Steam is channeled through a copper coil heated by a Meker burner flame which raises the temperature of the steam well above 100 ºC. Place a piece of paper in the exhaust steam and watch as it chars. Hold a match head in the exhaust—it will ignite! Detailed Teacher Demonstration Notes included.

Concepts: Phase changes, heat released by condensation, steam.
Time Required: 15 minutes
Materials Provided: Copper coil tubing, one-hole rubber stopper.
Note: A Meker burner, 250-mL Erlenmeyer flask, hot plate, and support stand and clamp are needed for this demonstration but not included.

  • Superheated Steam Video
    Superheated Steam Video
    Paper burns and a match ignites when heated with steam! Steam has a huge thermal energy content.
Additional Resources
Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 408
Flinn Middle School Catalog/Reference Manual Page 328
P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL60510



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