# Enthalpy, water, vaporization

1. Dec 25, 2015

### Drizzy

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
If I have a pot of water that I want to bowl so that there won't be any water left then the energy that I have to add is:

E=c*m*delta T
E=l(vaporization) * m

But if I have wet clothes and want the water to evaporate then the energy needed is:

E=l(vaporization)m

So from the equations it would take ess energy to evaporate water than to boil it and then make it into a gas. But my book is saying that it takes more energy to evaporate water right away
2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

2. Dec 25, 2015

### Bystander

"L," latent heat, is larger for the lower temperature.

3. Dec 26, 2015

### Staff: Mentor

Word-for-word, what exactly does your book say?

Chet

4. Dec 26, 2015

### Drizzy

the book is in another language so I have to translate it.

"The clothes will dry even if it is near 0 degrees celsius, it just requires a little more energy.

5. Dec 27, 2015

### Staff: Mentor

See Bystander's answer in post #2.