Underlying physics of partial pressures

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How do gases exist at partial pressures in a mixture. Moisture in the air is superheated steam, yet at a temperature well below atmospheric boiling point, implying that the moisture in the air is at very low pressures. How does it maintain this state?
 

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Maybe it hasn't reached equilibrium yet, that's gotta be in the thermo book.
 
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Evaporation is not (yet) boiling, vapours is not steam. An example of slightly superheated steam in everyday life is the pressurised steam over the boiling water in a closed tea kettle.
 

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