Pressure cooker ?

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Okay so if 1 atm is the pressure in our natural surroundings (I know it depends on altitude, but humor me, ummkay?), and 1 atm = 15 psi, then why does a pressure cooker get water to boil at 121 degrees Celsius. I mean the pressures are the same. How does a pressure cooker allow it to get hotter?
 

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Nevermind. I just found out it's 1 atm above normal atmospheric pressure. Place palm to face emoticon here. Sorry.
 
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Thank You! I did not expect to get acclaimed for this lol.
 

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