Room temperature water is dripped onto a hot plate. The temperature of the plate is so hot, the water drops bounce and dance due to the Leidenfrost effect.
Section to be added.
- hot plate
- cup of water
- large pyrex beaker of water
- Place the large pyrex beaker of water onto the hot plate. The beaker will help to regulate the temperature of the hot plate.
- Turn on the plate and heat it up as you would to bring the beaker to a near-boil.
- Drip some water carefully onto an exposed area of the plate. If the temperature is hot enough, the water droplets should dance about.
- Be very careful using water around electrical devices.
- Drip the water onto the plate is VERY small amounts. Too much water can lead to the water "exploding", potentially burning your hands or face.
- Be careful to protect yourself against burns from the produced steam.