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Why is Millie’s hand not burned when she holds it above

Conceptual Physics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321909107 | Authors: Paul G. Hewitt ISBN: 9780321909107 29

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Problem 10RQ

Why is Millie’s hand not burned when she holds it above the escape valve of the pressure cooker (Figure 16.8)?

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Solution 10RQ The steam that passes over the escape valve of a pressure cooker, expands and with its expansion it gets colder than the position just above the valve. A gas becomes colder when it expands.This is the reason why Millie’s hand does not burn.

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Chapter 16, Problem 10RQ is Solved
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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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