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What is the mechanism of sublimation?

That is why most solids do not sublimate. I'll question the premise here, as all solids do sublimate. That is, all matter has a nonzero vapor pressure at nonzero temperature, which is any temperature....
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What is the mechanism of sublimation?

As pointed out correctly by Chemomechanics in their comments above, the more tightly-bound the surface atoms of a solid are, the lower we expect the vapor pressure to be and hence the lower the rate ...
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Center of mass thought experiment

According to Newton's 3rd law action has equal and opposite reaction. Which means as the water evaporates outwards the expanding gas will push container in opposite direction. The center of mass for ...
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Center of mass thought experiment

Since you are shining the light from all directions, with the same energy, the water will evaporate isotropically, such that the net momentum is zero, and hence, the centre of mass won't be moving ...
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Evaporation and boiling: are they the same thing when only one substance is involved?

The difference is, as one commenter suggested, really a matter of degree. But this difference is also a rather specific one. Evaporation is any process whereby a liquid goes into a vapor state. ...
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Earthen Pots made in summers vs winters

there may be other factors like properties of a particular mud that is used for manufacturing. I want to know what is the scientific explanation for this phenomenon Earthenware cools water by ...
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Earthen Pots made in summers vs winters

water cooling in clay pots is caused by evaporation of water that seeps out of tiny pores in the pot, wetting its outside surface. The most likely answer is that the pots fired in winter are more ...
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