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Condensation forming in the low pressure zone above the wing of an aircraft due to adiabatic expansion

Condensation is the change of the physical state of matter from gas phase into liquid phase, and is the reverse of evaporation. The word most often refers to the water cycle.<ref name=Gold>IUPAC, Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book") (1997). Online corrected version:  (2006–) "condensation in atmospheric chemistry".</ref> It can also be defined as the change in the state of water vapor to liquid water when in contact with a liquid or solid surface or cloud condensation nuclei within the atmosphere. When the transition happens from the gaseous phase into the solid phase directly, the change is called deposition.


Condensation sections
Intro  Initiation  Reversibility scenarios  Most common scenarios   How condensation is measured    Applications of condensation    Biological adaptation   Condensation in building construction  See also  References  References  

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