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Q & A: boiling oil versus water

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Most recent answer: 01/08/2016
Q:
Why cooking oil is harder to turn into its vapour compare to water when they are heated ?
- Safwah (age 16)
Johor,Malaysia
A:

We've answered this before:
https://van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=1428.

Here's the key line: "...the oil molecules are much bigger, so each one has more surface to stick to the other ones"

Mike W.


(published on 01/08/2016)

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