Alka Making Kettle Suddenly She Felt Intense Heat From Puff Steam Gushing Out Spout Kettle

Alka was making tea in a kettle. Suddenly she felt intense heat from the puff of steam gushing out … than that of the water boiling…

Answers:

The temperature of both boiling water and steam is 100°C, but steam gives out more heat (due to latent heat of vaporisation) in comparison to boiling water.
It is because, when water changes into steam, it absorbs latent heat of vaporisation, but when steam condenses to form water, an equal amount of latent heat is given out without changing the temperature.
Hence, she felt intense heat from puff of steam gushing out of the spout of the kettle.