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Subject: Why does water remain a gas below 100 degrees C

Date: Wed Jan 26 01:29:46 2000
Posted by Ahnen Eddy
Grade level: grad (non-science) School: State of Luxemburg
City: Luxemburg State/Province: No state entered. Country: Luxemburg (Europe)
Area of science: Physics
ID: 948871786.Ph

We have learnt in school that water is a liquid from 0 until 100 degrees C  
and only becomes a gas above 100 degrees C. Why does it then remain as a 
gas in the atmosphere. In the same way of thinking: The molecules of a gas 
have a certain speed. What speed does water"gas" have or does it behave as 
a liquid below 100 degrees C.  

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