Physical Science Exploding Water

Discussion in 'Physical Science' started by Zsandmann, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. Zsandmann

    Zsandmann Premium Member

    http://www.snopes.com/
    This is the best site on the net for debunking Urban Legends.

    As seen on MythBusters on Discovery Channel

    MYTH: Water can explode if heated in a microwave
    STATUS: TRUE

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  2. Bastet

    Bastet New Member

    I know of a 12 yo child who was severely scalded in a similar way.

    Seems she heated a "Cup-a-Soup" in the m'wave, then when she took it out, it bubbled up & badly scalded her. I was told that it's best to stir the hot liquid BEFORE touching or removing the container, but I don't know if that's true.
     
  3. Yep its true I got a hand full of boiling water that way. I was heating a mug of water in the microwave to make hot chocolate. As soon as I moved the cup the water blasted up sending the hot water all over my hand. It was good and red for about a week. Hurt like mad too.:(
     
  4. jameo131i

    jameo131i New Member

    I have done the same thing, but it was with melted butter (i think i was cooking something). As i removed the bowl, the liquid sorta just splattered everywhere... including over me! LOL! I thought that i had moved the bowl too fast getting it out of the microwave, but to make it spread so far... i don't really know! At least now i have a reason.
     
  5. Bloodlust

    Bloodlust New Member

    dun dun duuun we return to your program EXPLODING WATER!!!!