SciShow Explains the Leidenfrost Effect, Which Causes Water to Levitate on Pockets of Gas Due to Extreme Heat

SciShow host Michael Aranda breaks down the Leidenfrost Effect (previously), a phenomenon that causes droplets of water to essentially levitate over pockets of steam when exposed to extreme heat. The temperature (220-degrees Fahrenheit) is so hot that the bottom of the droplet turns to vapor before all of the water can boil away.