Liquid Nitrogen Cold Steam Experiment

Liquid Nitrogen Cold Steam is a fun experiment where you will get to experience cold steam! Why cold? Steam is usually imagined to be hot but you can have cold steam with liquid nitrogen.

Cold Steam


Safety First! 
Adult Supervision Required. Wear safety goggles where ever required


Materials and tools required for the Experiment

Material Required

Materials from your Kitchen / Home

  • Liquid nitrogen
  • Kettle

Youtube Video for the Science Demonstration.

Images & Step by Step for Instructions for Experiment

Cold Steam 1

Step 1: Pour liquid nitrogen into the kettle and close it.

Step 2:Observe the cold steam coming out of the kettle.

Cold Steam 2

Step 3: You’ll also observe the frost on the kettle.

Working Principle of Liquid Nitrogen Cold Steam :

In this experiment, liquid nitrogen is at an extremely low temperature which is -210 degrees. When it is poured into a kettle, it evaporates to gas which exits from the nozzle. You can feel the cold steam coming out of the kettle and also hear a whistling sound!

You will also notice some frost over the kettle. This happens as the air comes into contact with the cold surface of the kettle and condenses.

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