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Why does our palm feel cold when we put some acetone or petrol or perfume on it?

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When we put some acetone or petrol or perfume on our palm, it evaporates. During evaporation, particles of the liquid absorb energy from the surrounding or the surface of the palm to compensate for the loss of energy, making the surroundings cool. Hence, our palm feels cold when we put some acetone or petrol or perfume on it.

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Acetone, petrol, perfume, etc., being volatile, evaporate very fast when exposed to larger surfaces. During the process they absorb the required latent heat of vaporisation from the palm (if kept on palm). So, the process causes cooling and the palm feels cool.

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