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Water does not get "burned" because it contains no carbon.  When you think of something getting burned to a black crisp it is the carbon in the material getting burned to carbon soot.  Since carbon is in anything with sugars, proteins, or lipids, they will burn to carbon black in...

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Water does not get "burned" because it contains no carbon.  When you think of something getting burned to a black crisp it is the carbon in the material getting burned to carbon soot.  Since carbon is in anything with sugars, proteins, or lipids, they will burn to carbon black in high enough heat.  Since water contains no carbon it will not burn and will continue to heat until it starts to boil.  It's the same reason why a piece of pure metal will not burn as well even when heated very hot.

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