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What is happening to water at a molecular level when it evaporates and condenses?
Last Updated: 19th April, 2020
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Also question is, what happens at a molecular level during evaporation?
Evaporation happens when a liquid substance becomes a gas. When water is heated, it evaporates. The molecules move and vibrate so quickly that they escape into the atmosphere as molecules of water vapor. Heat from the sun, or solar energy, powers the evaporation process.
One may also ask, is heat added or removed in condensation?
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Likewise, what happens to energy during evaporation?
In evaporation, matter changes from a liquid to a gas. All matter is made of tiny moving particles called molecules. Evaporation and condensation happen when these molecules gain or lose energy. This energy exists in the form of heat.
Is energy added or removed in evaporation?
Evaporation happens on the surface and is a much slower process. By adding energy you cause the molecules to move faster and break away from the others. The temperature that evaporation occurs is called the vaporization point or boiling point. Water boils at 212 °F (100 °C).