How does water boil?

QuestionsHow does water boil?
Lilian K. Hott asked 5 months ago
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Watch and Study Staff answered 5 months ago

Water contains both hydrogen atoms and oxygen atoms. These atoms join together to form molecules water molecules. Heat affects how quickly these molecules move around. The hotter they get, the more they move.
 
When the water molecules move quickly enough, they escape from the liquid into the air, where they are in gas form. The water has changed from liquid to a gas called water vapor! Water vapor is the steam you see rising from that pot on the stove, or lifting from your bath or shower water.