Although the rate at which water evaporates varies depending on temperature, humidity, wind speed and other factors, the average swimming pool loses about 1/4 inch of water per day. Direct sunlight also speeds the rate o... More »

Around 3 trillion tons of ocean water is evaporated each day, much of it from the heat of the sun. The rate at which water evaporates depends on several factors. More »

Water evaporates because individual water molecules break free of the bonds that hold them all together as a liquid. While water evaporates more in heat, it is possible for it to evaporate in cold conditions. More »

There is not a specific temperature that water must be in order for it to evaporate. However, as temperature rises, evaporation typically increases because water molecules are moving more quickly. The faster they move, t... More »

Alcohols, such as ethanol and methanol, evaporate at a rate similar to other compounds of their type, but water evaporates comparatively slowly because of its strong bonds. Water molecules easily form hydrogen bonds with... More »

There is no single evaporation rate for gasoline because the rate varies based on additives in the gasoline and the environmental conditions where it is stored. In an open container at room temperature, the volatile comp... More »

A single plant can transpire at different rates over the course of a day, depending on a number of factors, including temperature, relative humidity, wind and soil moisture. There are also species-specific differences, w... More »