I have read this question:
It explains in a classical way clearly, that the boiling point of oil is hotter then water, and water changes to steam very fast and explodes the oil.
Oil heats up faster than water because it has a lower specific heat capacity. As it reaches past boiling point of water as the water is denser than oil so its at the bottom. Then it turns into steam and the steam expands splashing the oil everywhere. As for dropping water into already being hot oil its pretty much the same. Its interface determines the rate of heat flow.
Now I understand that. My question is QM, what happens according to QM, exactly how do the oil molecules explode? How does the water molecule turn to steam molecules so fast and why do these water/steam molecules cause the oil molecules to explode? How does a molecule of oil even explode at the QM level?
I do understand that when there is a classical explanation, then we should not bother with QM, though, I believe this is the case when we could look into the deeper QM level.
- what is the QM explanation, how do the water/steam molecules expand and transfer their energy to the oil molecule, and how does an oil molecule at the QM level explode?