How can water go through all 3 states of matter?

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Dec 22, 2016

Get a block of ice from the freezer........


.........put it into a saucepan. Put the saucepan on the stove. What happens? Well, reasonably, the ice begins to melt, and soon all the ice has turned into liquid water. Keep heating, and the water will soon start to boil; i.e. it makes the transition #"liquid "rarr" steam"#. Heat long enuff and you will boil the saucepan dry.

So, has the water molecules that constitute the steam undergone TWO phase transitions? What will happen to the steam eventually?