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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
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  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.
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  3. Ice crystals are seen in packets and containers of frozen foods. This is a result of sublimation of the frozen foods.
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  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.
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  5. Sublimation of ice and snow can also be seen during the winter months
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