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Superheated Steam—Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6158

Price: $14.60

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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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.