Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 13 - States of Matter - 13 Assessment: 49

Answer

The particles with the highest kinetic energies are the first to escape the liquid when it is boiling. Therefore, the remaining liquid molecules are then at a lower average kinetic energy and therefore at a lower temperature. This explains why boiling is a cooling process.

Work Step by Step

The particles with the highest kinetic energies are the first to escape the liquid when it is boiling. Therefore, the remaining liquid molecules are then at a lower average kinetic energy and therefore at a lower temperature. This explains why boiling is a cooling process.
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