Are smelling and evaporation connected?
There is no antonym for the word smelling. Not only is tasting not an antonym for smelling, it is closely related to smelling. Antonyms do not describe this kind of relationship. You could say that smelling and tasting are related senses, or that they are correlates, or that they each have to do with chemical properties of the thing being smelled or tasted. The words are not antonyms. Common antonyms are: hot: cold up: down…
Smelling is important for a variety of reasons. Smelling nice things such as flowers and tasty food can make you happy. Smelling can also save your life if you notice a gas leak in your house by smelling it. Scent is important for many animals as a means of claiming territory, finding food, and finding females in heat with which to mate.
Yes, both the mouth and nose are connected through your pharynx in the back of your throat. The reason behind smelling something and practically tasting it, is due to this connection. But your sense of smell is stronger than your sense of taste so you will not be able to smell something just by tasting it. Taste doesn't carry smell, but smell can carry taste.