Fewpal
0 votes
100 views
in Chemistry by (29.7k points)

How does water kept in an earthen pot (matka) become cool during summers?

Please log in or register to answer this question.

2 Answers

0 votes
by (127k points)

When a liquid evaporates, the particles of the liquid absorb energy from the container to compensate the loss of energy during evaporation. This makes the remaining water cool. 

There are some pores in an earthen pot through which the liquid inside the pot evaporates. This evaporation makes the water inside the pot cool. In this way, water kept in an earthen pot becomes cool during summers.

0 votes
by (75.6k points)

The surface of the earthen pot (matka) has tiny pores. The water stored in the earthen pot (matka) evaporates faster through these pores due to the increased exposed surface area. As the process of evaporation causes cooling, the stored water inside the earthen pot (matka) becomes cool.

Related questions

Welcome to Sarthaks eConnect: A unique platform where students can interact with teachers/experts/students to get solutions to their queries. Students (upto class 10+2) preparing for All Government Exams, CBSE Board Exam, ICSE Board Exam, State Board Exam, JEE (Mains+Advance) and NEET can ask questions from any subject and get quick answers by subject teachers/ experts/mentors/students.

Categories

...