What are the 6 factors that affect evaporation?



6 important factors that affect evaporation are :

1. Wind assists evaporation; for example in clothes dry faster under a fan.

2. Heat assists evaporation; for example, in summer clothes dry faster than in winter.

3. Increase in surface area exposed assists evaporation; for instance, a wet cloth spread out dries faster than when folded.

4. Dryness assists evaporation; for instance, clothes dry faster in summer than during the monsoon when the air is humid.

5. Rate of evaporation depends upon the nature of the liquid; for example, petrol evaporates faster than water.

6. Vapor pressure: if pressure is applied on the surface of a liquid, evaporation is hindered; consider, for example, the case of a pressure cooker.