Misconception AMM131:

Matter is destroyed during evaporation (Bar & Galili, 1994; Bar & Travis, 1991; Lee et al., 1993; Osborne & Cosgrove, 1983)

Items that test for misconception AMM131 in this key idea ()
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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.

12%

AM036003

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

6%