Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 17 - Think and Explain: 59

Answer

Yes, this can happen. The difference is that on a hot day, the moisture is on the outside, not the inside.

Work Step by Step

On a day where the exterior is warmer than the house interior, condensation can occur on the outside of the window pane. When the warm outside air meets the cold window, it is chilled. Colder air can hold less water vapor than warmer air can, as explained on page 324, and the lowering of the speed of the water molecules results in water condensing on the outside of the windows.
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