Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 17 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension) - Page 332-333: 4


Evaporation is a cooling process because the molecules that, through random collisions, possess greater-than-average kinetic energy are the ones that escape the liquid. The average KE of the remaining molecules is lower. The liquid has cooled.

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