Water and Fires
Most recent answer: 03/04/2020
- zachary cordisco (age 28)
The steam won't condense back to liquid until it gets far away from the fire to someplace cool.
One detail: the amount of expansion doesn't go exponentially with temperature. After the huge expansion in converting the liquid to gas, the remaning expansion is only linear in abolute temperature. So heating from the boiling point (212°F) to say ~900°F only doubles the volume. (0°F is 460° on that absolute scale.)
(published on 03/04/2020)