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Does a cup of water evaporate in the fridge ?
« on: 20/07/2006 15:55:41 »
Thank heavens for this drought that us in the south of England are living with right now..

If it wasn't for the drought I would not have thought of this question...

So, thank you bloody hot temp and thank you drought !!


So, does my cup of water evaporate in the fridge ?...now I realise the fridge is  sealed when it's shut,  but for those brief moments when it's open (including the ten minutes of dancing naked in front of the open door at 3am in the morning :D)...does it lose a few million atoms ?

What about if I was ti never open my fridge again...?...would the water still be there in a year ?

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Re: Does a cup of water evaporate in the fridge ?
« Reply #1 on: 20/07/2006 16:04:33 »
Only if it has to endure CR in the dark ^[:p]^

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.

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Re: Does a cup of water evaporate in the fridge ?
« Reply #2 on: 20/07/2006 16:24:53 »
All matter, at any temperature, has some vapour pressure.  Even a lump of steal will evaporate a very little, but so little that it will take an incredibly long time even to see the very slightest change in the metal (and the likelihood is that other changes in the metal will have a more immediate effect than the few atoms that have evaporated from it).

Where the evaporation of water is more noticeable even than in the fridge is in the freezer.  If you put ice cubes in the freezer (particularly in a frost free freezer) in a container that is not sealed, the ice cubes will evaporate, and because of the low humidity in the freezer (kept even lower in frost free freezer, so as to prevent it frosting up), so there is no opportunity for an exchange of moisture between the ice and the air around it, so it becomes a one way process.





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