Problem: Two pans of water are on different burners of a stove. One pan of water is boiling vigorously, while the other is boiling gently. What can be said about the temperature of the water in the two pans?

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In this problem, we are asked to describe the temperature of the two pans.

Recall that a property of matter is that its temperature will remain constant during a phase change, assuming its surrounding pressure is constant.

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Two pans of water are on different burners of a stove. One pan of water is boiling vigorously, while the other is boiling gently. What can be said about the temperature of the water in the two pans?

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