The process of a liquid changing to a gaseous state

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Conditions for heat exchange and evaporation

I wonder if there is any law for heat exchange. I have learnt that heat exchange between systems occurs when the temperature of respective systems differ. But in case of evaporation, the process ...
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Calculating rate of vaporization of water

Let there be a cylindrical vessel with diameter D that only has liquid water and water vapor as the picture below shows (The water vapor is the grey portion and the liquid water is the blue portion). ...
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Time for which a drop stays in the leidenfrost point

Is there any way to find out the time required for a drop of given dimensions to vaporize after attaining Leidenfrost point?
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Can I always assume that a vapour pressure over a liquid is ideal?

Can I assume that the vapour of a subject over its liquid is ideal-ish? I'm thinking that if the vapour pressure is low the subject in question wont interact with itself, but it doesn't necessarily ...
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How can I interpret negative values of potential evapotranspiration?

If I extract Potential Evaporation (PET, W/m$^2$) from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), climate reanalysis data (downloadable as netCDF files here), there are some negative ...
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Will humid air mitigate airborn dust due to neutralization of static electricity?

I have came to understand that humid air will help prevent electrostatic forces that can propel dust and cause it to cling to surfaces. My first question: is this above statement true? If the answer ...
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Bowl of water to humidify

I kept a bowl of water in my room last night, thinking I need to improve the humidity as I had a sore throat. On waking up, I find that the bowl is still filled with water. Why didn't the water ...
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Difference between smoke and vapor in sealed space

I got a questions. I've got a sphere that has only one hole on the bottom. I tried it out and inside of the sphere, fire is extinguished instantly (it does not even enter the sphere through the hole). ...
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Why is it valid to assume that the liquid-vapour interface is always saturated during evaporation?

For steady state evaporation, I read from two textbooks which simply states that the partial pressure of vapour of interest (say water) at the liquid-vapour interface is equal to the saturation ...
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Does coffee with cream cool slower than black coffee?

At Modernist Cuisine, Nathan Myhrvold states that "Coffee with cream cools about 20% slower than black coffee". He then gives three reasons, two of them related to radiation and the third one to the ...
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Rate of evaporation of water

In our everyday life, does the temperature or humidity have a greater effect on how fast things dry? Are there any theories/models that explain this quantitatively?
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Where are real limits of evaporative cooling?

There are many projects focused on utilising evaporative cooling for food preservation or computer cooling purposes. I have other thing in mind, however and that's cooling beer. Once you're outside, ...
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Why is there steam in a hot shower even though the water is not boiling?

When I take a hot shower, there is normally a fair amount of steam. However, I don't think the water coming out of the shower-head is actually boiling (unless I am mistaken). Why is there water ...
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Vacuum Systems, Vapor Pressure, and Machine Damage

When operating a vacuum pump, after we have pumped it to its (almost) limit, and want to pump it back down, we normally Turn off the Turbomolecular Pump first Turn off the rotary vane pump next ...