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That is called 'condensation'. It is the result of water vapor molecules in the atmosphere coming in contact with a colder environment. The vapor molecules begin to clump together as their electron activity slows and they coalesce as moisture on the side of the glass.

The opposite activity is called 'evaporation'.

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Why does cold water wet glasses?

Water vapor in the air searches and sticks to cold areas. Therefore, a lot of water vapor grouping together will form water.

Why does the outside of an ice cold water bottle get wet?

Water vapor for the surrounding air is condensing onto the cold surface.

Why does cold water wet outside the glass?

This is caused by any cold drink. It's caused when the air outside of the glass cools down, trapping some of the water vapor, and or turning to precipitation on the outside of the glass, where it's cold.

Is water cold or wet?


An apple out from refrigerator outside become wet with water?

This is because the water vapour in the air condenses on the cold surface of the apple.

When a bottle is cold why does the outside get wet after you leave it for a while?

This is due to condensation. The cold surface of the bottle condenses the water vapor in the air (humidity) into liquid water.

Why is an apple is taken out from a refrigerator and kept outside for sometime becomes wet with water?

Since the apple is cold, the water vapour in the air condenses on the surface of the apple. This is why it becomes wet with water.

Why does the outside of a glass of cold water get wet?

The glass of cold water will try to attain equilibrium (w.r.t temperature) and absorb heat from the surroundings. As a result the moisture present around the glass will condense on to the surface of the glass and the glass gets wet.

Can gunite be applied to the pool when it is wet and cold outside?

gunite gunned in cold weather

Why are dog's noses cold?

There not really cold their wet it means that their hydrated. If your dogs nose is not cold and wet then it needs water.

Is wool warm when wet?

If it is cold water, than it is cold. if it is warm water, it is normal

When water vapor condenses on surfacesit is known as?

Dew, condensation or in some cases: sweat (like when a glass of cold water gets all wet on the outside).

Why does the outside of the glass get wet when you have cold liquid in it?

Because the molecules in the water are really cold and since they are cold they are moving around lots which creates a lot of energy therefore making the glass sweat!

It snows and it's chilling but getting wet makes you warm?

If it is snowing outside it is cold outside. When a person gets wet usually it makes them colder.

What will happen if you pour cold water on a puppy?

It will get wet and cold, which would be cruel.

How does humidity affect how warm or cold it feels outside?

if the humidity is wet we feel a bit cold and vice versa

What is a killer whale habitat like?

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When was Cold Cold Heart - Wet Wet Wet song - created?

Cold Cold Heart - Wet Wet Wet song - was created on 1993-12-27.

Why does a cold glass of water leave a ring on the table?

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What causes a cold wet sensation in your body?

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Why is wet sand at the beach cooler to walk on than dry sand?

because wet sand is cold from the cold water that makes it wet, and dry sand is in the sun and the water cant reach all the sand.

Why are outdoor activities uncomfortable during wet weather?

unless you want to get wet and it relates to being cold then it isn't really a good idea to play outside because you're gonna get wet and cold... welcome :)

Why does your hair feel colder under an air conditioning vent when your hair is wet than when it is dry?

the cold air is making the water in your hair cold which makes your hair cold. if your hair is dry then there is no water in i for the hair to be as cold as it is when its wet.

What can you do outside when it's hot?

swim eat anything cold bob for apples in ice cool water have a water war dunk your head in ice cold water make a water obstacle course try to freeze your hair in the freezer after it wet take a cool shower/bath fill a box up with ice a then sit in it wet your head and then stick it in the freezer

Does going out side with no hat and or mittens on cause a cold?

no, and neither does going outside with wet hair