Evaporation of Water
These downloadable videos and animations are part of the multimedia package Stuff and Substance, developed by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP). They can be used to distinguish between boiling and evaporation of water below boiling point.
Boiling forms a pure sample of water in the gas state (the big bubbles), evaporation below boiling point forms a mixture of water and air. Students find it difficult to understand how water particles can separate from each other at temperatures below boiling point.
These resources can be used to establish the phenomenon of evaporation below boiling point. The idea of energy distribution amongst particles at a particular temperature can be used to explain the difference between evaporation below boiling point and boiling. Different rates of evaporation for different substances are addressed.
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