For pure water, the boiling point is 100 degrees Celsius (212 Fahrenheit) at one atmosphere of pressure, and the melting point is 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) at one atmosphere of pressure.
Consequently, how hot is it to get water to boiling?
Superheated water is liquid water under pressure at temperatures between the usual boiling point, 100 °C (212 °F) and the critical temperature, 374 °C (705 °F). It is also known as "subcritical water" or "pressurized hot water."
What is the temperature of boiling water on the stove?
This conversion of liquid water to water vapor (steam) is what you see when you're looking at a pot of boiling water. As we all know, for pure water at standard pressure (the air pressure that exists at sea level), the temperature at which this occurs is 212°F (100°C).
Can water get hotter than its boiling point?
100 degrees is the boiling point, at atmospheric pressure that where the liquid form turns to vapor – but its still water. At this point it undergoes a phase change into steam, which is still water, but in the gas phase. Steam can (and does) get hotter than 100 degrees Celsius, and can be very dangerous as a result.