What happens to the temperature of a pan of water when evaporation exceeds condensation?
Solution 7E Condensation happens when the kinetic energy of the gas molecule is very low and they get trapped in the potential barrier of the intermolecular force. That means the average kinetic energy of the condensed water is very low and hence the temperature of the condensed water is also very low. Now if the condensation occurs more than the evaporation, the water that is getting mixed to the pan water is cooler than the temperature of the pan water. Hence, to form equilibrium, the temperature of the pan water will reduce. Hence the temperature of a pan of water reduces when evaporation exceeds condensation.