The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: Where does the condensation that forms on a cold drink container come from?  (Read 4464 times)

Offline trina

  • First timers
  • *
  • Posts: 5
    • View Profile
« Last Edit: 12/10/2009 19:31:05 by chris »


 

Offline trina

  • First timers
  • *
  • Posts: 5
    • View Profile
what is the water that coats outside a glass of cold drinks called
 

Offline trina

  • First timers
  • *
  • Posts: 5
    • View Profile
and how does it get there
 

Offline trina

  • First timers
  • *
  • Posts: 5
    • View Profile
 

Offline RD

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 8134
  • Thanked: 53 times
    • View Profile
Condensation of water vapour in the atmosphere ...

Quote
Air also contains a variable amount of water vapor, on average around 1%.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth%27s_atmosphere
 

Offline trina

  • First timers
  • *
  • Posts: 5
    • View Profile
THANKS RD. :p
 

Offline RD

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 8134
  • Thanked: 53 times
    • View Profile
Could say "condensate" rather than the ususal "condensation".

The liquid water on the outside of the glass is condensate, it got there by condensation of water vapour in the atmosphere. 
« Last Edit: 03/10/2009 18:11:58 by RD »
 

The Naked Scientists Forum


 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums