Will a vacuum chamber that is maintained at 0.1 Atmospheres with an open water container inside ever reach 100% humidity of the remaining air, so that no more water evaporates or will water continously evaporate and be sucked out of the chamber by the vacuum pump irrespective of the humidity level of the air?
I see 2 scenarios:
Water evaporation/Boiling can only happen up to 100% humidity of the (little) air in the container. When this is reached, the water stays in its liquid form.
Water boils and evaporates irrespective of the presence of air and irrespective of its humidity. The evaporation increases the gasseous volume and the vacuum pump removes this extra vapour while fighting to keep the pressure at 0.1 Atmospheres.
The reason I ask is because I want to dry something in a vacuum and I want to know if I just keep the vacuum at 0.1 Atm or if I should pulsate with Vacuum, then fill with dry air, then vacuum again and then fill with dry air again....