# Water vapor is water as a: solid, liquid, or gas?

Jan 25, 2017

Terminology

#### Explanation:

Gas state is generally a term used to describe the elements in gas phase while Vapour is a term used to describe compounds in their gas phase.

For (e.g)
Nitrogen Gas, $N {O}_{2}$ vapour, $P {H}_{3}$ vapour, $N {H}_{3}$ vapour.

Special cases like synthetic gas etc exist. But these are mixtures of compounds in their corresponding gaseous state.

Hence Water vapour is Water in gaseous state.