Not sure if this should go in chemistry of physics, since it's a bit of physical chemistry.... I've been thinking about this since my dad and i were cooknig one night.
Liquid water can't exceed temperature of 100 degrees celsius under standard pressue conditions. At 100 degrees it becomes a gas. I'm cooking potatoes and want them to cook as fast as possible. My water boils at 8 on the stove scale(which goes up to 10). If i put the stove to 9 or 10, the water boils more rapidly. ie more of a rolling boil.
Can any of the liquid water in the pot exceed 100 degrees? Will a rolling boil cook potatoes faster, or are both pots the same temp(one is jsut evaporating faster)?
For some reason i have it in my head that the water can get hotter than 100 degrees, but if it's not under pressure it shouldn't be able to...right? Does volume play a role?