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define evaporation. explain various factors effecting evaporation..? plz answer,,!!

Asked by Natasha Girish(student) , on 4/7/12

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Evaporation is a surface phenomenon in which the particles at the surface gain enough energy to turn into vapour

The rate of evaporation increases with–
• An increase of surface area:
We know that evaporation is a surface phenomenon. If the surface area is increased,
the rate of evaporation increases. For example, while putting clothes for drying up
we spread them out.
• An increase of temperature:
With the increase of temperature, more number of particles get enough kinetic
energy to go into the vapour state.
• A decrease in humidity:
Humidity is the amount of water vapour present in air. The air around us cannot hold
more than a definite amount of water vapour at a given temperature. If the amount
of water in air is already high, the rate of evaporation decreases.
• An increase in wind speed:
It is a common observation that clothes dry faster on a windy day. With the increase
in wind speed, the particles of water vapour move away with the wind, decreasing
the amount of water vapour in the surrounding

Posted by Ishan Goyal(student)on 4/7/12

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Evaporation is a surface phenomenon in which the particles at the surface gain enough energy to turn into vapour

There are a number of factors that affect the rate of evaporation. Some of them are-
Temperature-The higher the temperature, the higher is the rate of evaporation. When the temperature of water is increased the water molecules gain more energy, move faster and escape at a faster rate.
Pressure-If pressure is applied on the surface of a liquid, evaporation is hindered, consider for example, the case of a pressure cooker.
Surface area-Increase in the surface area exposed assists evaporation; for instance, a wet cloth spread out dries faster than when folded.
Concentration of the substance evaporating in the air-If the air already has a higher concentration of the substance evaporating, then the given substance will evaporate more slowly.
Concentration of other substance in the air- If the air is already saturated with other substances, it can have a lower capacity for the substance evaporating.
Concentration of other substances in the liquid- If the liquid contains other substances, it will have a lower capacity for evaporation

Posted by Ishan Goyal(student)on 4/7/12

The process of a liquid changing into vapour(or gas)even below its boiling point is called evaporation.Evaporation of a liquid can take place even at room temperature,though it is faster at heigher temeratures.Whatever be the temperature at which evaporation takes place,the latent heat of vaporisation must be supplied whenever a liquid changes into vapour(or gas).


The evaporation of liquid depends mainly on on the following factors:

(1) Temperature

(2) Surface area

(3) Humidity

(4) Wind speed

I hope that this answer will be helpfull for you.

Posted by Faisal Shooter(student)on 4/7/12

the process in which water changes into vapours is called evaporation.

factors effecting evaporation are:

1) Humidity

2) Wind speed

3) Temperature

4) Surface area

Posted by Anmol Agrawal(student)on 4/7/12

Factors affecting evapouration are

  1. Increase in wind sped.
  2. Increase in surface area.
  3. Decrease in humidity.
  4. Increase in temperature.

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