Water droplets at the center of a heated pan exhibit the Leidenfrost effect, where film boiling insulates the droplet. Away from the hottest center, droplets evaporate quickly.

Water droplets at the center of a heated pan exhibit the Leidenfrost effect, where film boiling insulates the droplet. Away from the hottest center, droplets evaporate quickly.

By Philip Latiff, Ryan Coyle, Adam Sokol, and Michael McCormack. for Spring 2014 Team First.
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