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When a person has a severe fever, one therapy to reduce the fever is an “alcohol rub." Explain how the evaporation of alcohol from the person‘s skin removes heat energy from the body.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

How evaporation of alcohol helps in lowering body temperature must be explained with reason?

Concept Introduction:

Evaporation is an endothermic processes.

Explanation

Alcohols are volatile and thus if a body is rubbed with alcohol then alcohol vaporizes. This is a thermodynamic endothermic process...

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