What is the difference between saturated steam and superheated steam in thermodynamics?

Well, in thermodynamics, there are tables to look up for saturated and superheated steam. What is the difference between these two?

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  • Bomba
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    7 years ago
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    There is a direct relation between water temperature and pressure. At a given pressure water can be heated until reaches its corresponding saturation temperature and as more heat is added it boils to become steam at that particular pressure. That temperature is the saturation temperature. When all the water has been converted to steam and additional head is added, the steam temperature will increase above the saturation temperature. That additional temperature is called superheat.

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