Question #b1bd7

1 Answer
Jun 15, 2017

I think because of evaporation...


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you pour, say, alcohol on the back of your hand. What happens is that the liquid starts to evaporate and it needs the heat from your hand to do that; so it takes heat away from your skin and flesh giving the sensation of cold. I think you can see it as when you touch a piece of metal. It seems cold because heat is escaping from your hand passing to the metal (good heat conductor) giving the sensation of cold.

...I think.