Evaporation Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Evaporation

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Evaporation Definition: 

The process by which molecules undergo the a spontaneous transition from the liquid phase to the gas phase. Evaporation is the opposite of condensation.

Example:

The gradual drying of damp clothes is caused by the evaporation of water into water vapor.

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