What is the difference between a gas, a vapor and a liquid?

Asked by Normandy 6 years, 4 months ago | 1 Answers


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taddpham 5 years, 5 months ago

Gas: superheated steam
Vapor: saturated steam
Liquid: water

The difference between liquid and vapor/gas is the compressibility.

A gas is a single thermodynamic phase, whereas a vapor is a mixture of two phases (generally gaseous and liquid phase). As an example, a cloud is made of water vapor; the clear sky contains gaseous water. Steam is vaporized water.

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