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Friday, February 20, 2015

Difference between evaporation and vaporization

Vaporization of an element or compound is a phase transition from the liquid phase to gas phase. There are two sorts of vaporization: evaporation and boiling.

Evaporation is a phase transition from the liquid phase to gas phase that occurs at temperatures below the boiling temperature at a given pressure.

Boiling is a phase transition from the liquid phase to gas phase that occurs at or above the temperature the boiling temperature.