The rate of evaporation increases with–
an increase of surface area:
We know that evaporation is a surface phenomenon. If the surface area is increased, the rate of evaporation increases. For example, while putting
clothes for drying up we spread them out.
an increase of temperature:
With the increase of temperature, more number of particles get enough kinetic energy to go into the vapour state.
a decrease in humidity:
Humidity is the amount of water vapour present in air. The air around us cannot hold more than a definite amount of water vapour at a given temperature. If the amount of water in air is already high, the rate of evaporation decreases.
an increase in wind speed:
It is a common observation that clothes dry faster on a windy day. With the increase in wind speed, the particles of water vapour move away with the wind, decreasing the amount of water vapour in the surrounding

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