Alka was making tea in a kettle. Suddenly she felt intense heat from the puff of steam gushing out of the spout of the kettle. She wondered whether the temperature of the steam was higher than that of the water boiling in the kettle. Comment.
Latent Heat of Vaporization
Conversion of Water to Steam
Hence, the temperature of both boiling water and steam is 100°C, but steam gives out more heat in comparison to boiling water due to latent heat of vaporization.