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Tales from the Prep Room: Lighting a Match with Water

Produced by the Royal Institution, this video shows how superheated steam can be generated and used to light a match.

The clip shows how the equipment is set up to produce steam and then heat it further in a copper coil. This produces superheated steam at a temperature in excess of 200[sup]o[/sup]C.

The demonstration can be used to stimulate a discussion on the transfer of energy.

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