I understand the differences between evaporation and boiling as stated in secondary school textbooks. But I would like to know, can evaporation occur at or above the boiling point? I think that, since evaporation is the escaping of high energy molecules, then when the water is boiling, there may also be some molecules whose kinetic energy is higher than others, thus they escape faster. It's not like all molecules vaporize at the same time, after all. Or evaporation is just a word specially used "for vaporisation below the boiling point"? Thank you.