Sublimation in daily life:

  1. Air fresheners : Solid air fresheners used in washrooms and cars sublime into the gaseous state. The particles of gas, on moving through the room brings about a good smell
  2. Naphthalene mothballs undergo sublimation to escape into the gas phase. These vapors drive away moths and other fiber insects in a process to protect clothes.
  3. Ice crystals are seen in packets and containers of frozen foods. This is a result of sublimation of the frozen foods.
  4. Purification of metals can be done through sublimation. Certains metals, especially alloys are heated under controlled conditions to transform to gaseous state followed resulting in purification.
  5. Sublimation of ice and snow can also be seen during the winter months
  1. Class 9
  2. Chapter 1 Class 9 - Matter In Our Surroundings

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Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 9 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.