Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 9 - Liquids, Solids, and Materials - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 421a: 13


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During vaporization, a molecule may have enough energy to overcome intermolecular attractions, allowing it to enter the vapor stage. Contrarily, condensation occurs when a gas molecule hits a liquid and does not have enough energy to overcome intermolecular forces in the liquid, causing it to enter the liquid phase.
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