Condensation vs Evaporation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between condensation and evaporation

is that condensation is the act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed while evaporation is the process of a liquid converting to the gaseous state.

condensation

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed
  • (physics) The conversion of a gas to a liquid; the condensate so formed
  • (chemistry) The reaction of two substances with the simultaneous loss of water or other small molecule
  • Derived terms

    * condensation trail

    Anagrams

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    evaporation

    English

    Noun

  • The process of a liquid converting to the gaseous state.
  • The process in which all or a portion of liquid (in a container) is turned into vapour, in order to increase the concentration of solid matter in the mixture.
  • (archaic) That which is evaporated; vapor.
  • See also

    * vaporization