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i think we should include a disambiguation page for condensation. As its quite cluttered with the link to aerosol dynamics and the computer science, and chemistry links.ok

I don't even think the first picture belongs to this article, since the water vapor evaporates from the cup, not condense over it. It should be removed. Etet245 09:40, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Water vapor is quite invisible, the fog above the cup is caused by the condensation of the vapor in the cooler saturated air over the cup. Vsmith 10:58, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Semi-protect Condensation[edit]

This Condensation article has more frequently become the target of vandalism by non-registered users. I think Condensation should be semi-protected. H Padleckas 12:26, 5 November 2007 (UTC) yeh — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:48, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Physics and everyday usage[edit]

The lead-in to this article neatly exemplifies the problem encyclopedias have with a title that covers both an everyday phenomenon and a scientific meaning. The current first sentence is completely off-putting to high school students or non-scientists who come here for information on dew or drops of water on a cold bottle. I suggest dividing the intro into common and scientific usage: a common usage definition based on the formation of dew first, followed by the scientific paragraphs. With opening sentences such as 'Condensation is the change of the physical state of aggregation (or simply state) of matter from gaseous phase into liquid phase' and 'Most people think the water is condensation, but condensation is only the process of change', can we really be surprised that some high school students resort to vandalising such articles. Strayan (talk) 04:02, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

cOnDeNsaTiOn... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pjrockstar (talkcontribs) 18:40, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

Where condensation can be found[edit]

Condensation is liquid. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:23, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Condensation is a natural or artificially caused process or "change". The resulting liquid produced by condensation is called condensate. H Padleckas (talk) 07:45, 14 October 2010 (UTC)


I'm doing a book report of the water cycle and I love this website for getting facts and information on what things are or how they work! Condersation is somthing that is a liquid and changes into a gas! (Thanks to this website that told me that!) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:12, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

which species?[edit]

            "Condensation is initiated by the formation of atomic/molecular clusters of that species within its gaseous volume. . ."  — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:37, 22 April 2013 (UTC) 

Confusing Wing Image / Caption[edit]

I find the image of the wing not very helpful: It says "Condensation forming over the wing of an aircraft in a low pressure zone" - Actually in low pressure zones there should be evaporation found. So I guess the air has been cooled above the wing what is the reason for the condensation or maybe some ice of the wing has been vaporized and condensed immediately - anyway the situation shown is complex and not clear, confusing though. So I propose to remove the image - or change the caption to anything that explains the condensation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:20, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

As the air is cooled, it can no longer hold as much water vapour.[edit]

According to this page: this statement is incorrect. It is not that the cool air can not hold as much water, but rather that water vapor is more likely to condense if it is cold. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:45, 24 June 2016 (UTC)