During evaporation the particles of a liquid evaporate from surface. Evaporation is a surface phenomenon and its rate increases with increase in surface area.
The process of converting a liquid state of matter into a gaseous state of matter is known as evaporation. Evaporation is the process of converting a liquid state into a gas in general. The procedure requires the use of heat energy.
Factors influencing evaporation
- As the temperature rises, so does the rate of evaporation. The rate of evaporation and the temperature are proportional.
- The rate of evaporation increases as the surface area increases. The region of the surface and the rate of evaporation are proportional.
- The rate of evaporation decreases with an increase in humidity. Humidity and the rate of evaporation are inversely proportional to each other.
- Increase in wind speed results in increased evaporation. Wind speed and rate of evaporation are proportional to each other.