Can u burn water or does it just evaporate?

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    It will evaporate, but the pot could become damaged if left on an hot element for too long empty.

  • 8 years ago

    Water does not catch on fire, if that's what you're asking. If heated a sample of water will rise in temperature until it hits 100ºC, when it boils. Boiling is the process of liquid water turning into it's gas form, water vapor, and is the same thing as evaporation.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Just evaporate

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    No. "Burning" is what happens when some chemical is combined with oxygen in a reaction that typically lets off a lot of heat and flame and smoke and stuff.

    Water won't combine with oxygen. Mainly because water is in fact what you get when you burn hydrogen. It is the "ash" of that combustion if you want. You can split water into hydrogen and oxygen and then burn the hydrogen again, to make more water, but water itself can't be burned. Not if you're talking about the usual reaction that burning refers to.

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  • 8 years ago

    That would be defeating nature if water could burn, but no it evaporates.

  • 8 years ago

    No, you can't burn water. If fire touches water, it just goes out. It just evaporates.

  • 8 years ago

    At 212 F at sea level (one atmosphere of pressure), water turns to steam and floats away. Believe it or not, an open pan of water at sea level will not get hotter than 212 F, even on high heat. The pot can get hotter than 212F But, as soon as the water hits 212 F, it flashes to steam. If you have an infrared thermometer, you can prove it. Bring a pot of water to a boil on high heat and check the temperature of the surface of the water. It will be right at or just below 212 F.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    it just evaporates but if you microwave distilled water it wont boil get it past the boiling Point (100 degrees Metric) than drop Sugar in it it will rapidly expand like a explosion (do not try this at home)

    Source(s): I LIKE BLOWING THINGS UP!
  • Steve
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    It just evaporates.

    However, if you subjected a volume of water to a stream of plasma (super-hot ionized gas) you might be able to separate the hydrogen from the oxygen molecules, reignite them exiting from a tube where the two gasses will recombine into water again.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    It evaporates.

    Source(s): Common sense.
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