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Superheated Steam—Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6158

Price: $15.05

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The Superheated Steam Thermodynamics Chemistry Demonstration Kit is perfect to vividly demonstrate to your students the thermal energy content and potential skin burning hazards associated with steam.

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Product Details

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
Note: A Meker burner, 250-mL Erlenmeyer flask, hot plate, and support stand and clamp are needed for this demonstration and available separately.

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit: 
Copper coil tubing
Stopper, black rubber, 1-hole, size #6


Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Using mathematics and computational thinking

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
HS-PS3.A: Definitions of Energy

Crosscutting Concepts

Energy and matter
Systems and system models
Stability and change