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What are the types of vaporization?

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Evaporation and boiling are two vaporization types. Evaporation involves the change of the phase of an element from liquid to gas, at temperatures lower than its boiling point, at a given pressure. Boiling involves a change of phase from liquid to gas at a temperature higher than its boiling point.

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In the evaporation process, the molecules present on the surface of the liquid gain adequate kinetic energy and defeat the inter-molecular forces between them when they move in the appropriate direction. Boiling occurs when the vapor pressure of the liquid is the same as the pressure of the surrounding environment.

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