MLA Citation: Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 868"
How Everything Works 18 Jan 2018. 18 Jan 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=868>.
868. Do microwaves have no effect on gas?
While water vapor can absorb microwaves at certain frequencies, the absorption mechanism is very different from the one that causes liquid water to become hotter. Steam isn't affected very much by a microwave oven.

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