Let's say you have a pot of water at room temperature with a thermocouple resting at the bottom of the pan. If you turn the stove on what does the plot of this curve look like?
Now I'm not sure if there is anything "special" occurring at the bottom surface of the pan where the thermal couple is laying (the bottom of the pan will be hotter than 100 C, right? maybe can assume it's not in direct contact) , but would it be a linear trend, flat line at 100 C, and increase in the vapor phase? Or would this 100C + temperature in the vapor phase not be picked up by the thermal-couple and max out at 100C?
Also, what equations can I use to aid in describing the shape of the curve? enthalpy? internal energy?