Physical Science Exploding Water

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

  1. Zsandmann

    Zsandmann Premium Member
    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

  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!!!!