Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 10 - Liquids and Solids - Active Learning Questions - Page 499: 11


A liquid in an open vessel will evaporate. The molecules within the liquid move with different kinetic energies and the molecules that have higher kinetic energies can overcome the intermolecular forces that hold them in the liquid state and therefore become vapor. This process is called vaporization or evaporation.
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