How are vaporization and condensation related?

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Condensation and vaporization are, in essence, opposite phenomena.

When a liquid (say water) gets hot enough, it vaporizes and becomes a gas.

By contrast, condensation is the process whereby a gas changes back into a liquid.  This happens when a gas comes in contact with a surface that is cool...

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Condensation and vaporization are, in essence, opposite phenomena.

When a liquid (say water) gets hot enough, it vaporizes and becomes a gas.

By contrast, condensation is the process whereby a gas changes back into a liquid.  This happens when a gas comes in contact with a surface that is cool enough to make the gas return to a liquid state.

A good example of condensation is when dew forms on grass in the morning.  In this case, there is water vapor in the air that condenses on contact with the ground, which is cool enough to cause the condensation.

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