The moderators here decided my explanation of evaporation was wrong, but they failed to explain why. They simply said I was an idiot and locked my thread. So... I ask the gods of physics here that moderate this board: How does evaporation work at the molecular level? Say you have a body of water at the same temperature as the surrounding air. No heat added whatsoever. My questions: - does evaporation occur? - if so, what causes that evaporation and what is happening at the molecular level?