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Do All Liquids Evaporate At The Same Rate?

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Updated on Apr 10, 2013

Evaporation occurs when a liquid turns into vapor (a gas). It happens on a large scale in bodies of water all over the world. But it also happens in your house. But do all liquids take the same amount of time to evaporate?


Do all liquids evaporate at the same rate?


  • Water
  • Orange juice
  • Alcohol
  • Nail polish remover
  • Four beakers with measures
  • Pen and paper for notes


  1. Pour the same amount of liquid into each beaker. Note the amounts.
  2. Set the beakers in a dry location at room temperature.
  3. Monitor the levels of the liquids for 1 week and note any differences.


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