P.O. Box 219 Batavia, IL 60510
Item #: AP6158
This item can only be shipped to schools, museums and science centers
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, 1-hole #6 rubber stopper.
Note: A Meker burner, 250-mL Erlenmeyer flask, hot plate, and support stand and clamp are needed for this demonstration and available separately.