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If 1L water is kept in 5 different bowls, arrange them in the increasing order of rate of evaporation.

A
Surface area = 350 m2
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Surface area = 250 m2
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C
Surface area = 300 m2
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D
Surface area = 50 m2
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E
Surface area = 150 m2
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Solution

Rate of evaporation is directly proportional to change in surface area. If the surface area is increased, then the amount of liquid exposed to atmosphere also increases. Hence, the rate of evaporation is in order of 50 m2 < 150 m2 < 250 m2 < 300 m2 < 350 m2.

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