Asked Dec 22, 2019

Does a liquid release energy or absorb energy when it changes into a gas?


Expert Answer

Step 1

The process of changing phases takes place by removing or adding thermal energy. When thermal energy is supplies to a substance then the molecules of the substance receives additional kinetic energy (kinetic energy of the molecules increases) that cause the increase in temperature of the substance, and so distance among them and vice versa.    

Step 2

The process of conversion of liquid into gas takes place by following two different processes.

  1. Evaporation
  2. vaporization
Step 3

In evaporation, the molecules of the substance which has abundant kinetic energy to overcome the attractive force acting between molecules, escape from...

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