Misconception AMM061:

The molecules of a substance break down into individual atoms when the substance evaporates. During evaporation, water breaks down into hydrogen and oxygen (Bar et al., 1991; Bar et al., 1994).

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AM065003

Wet jeans hung on a clothesline eventually dry because the water molecules move faster and become part of the air.

39%

AM036003

Water spilled on the floor will eventually disappear because the water molecules become a gas and are now part of the air.

37%