Explain why we are able to sip hot tea from a saucer rather than a cup.

Asked by Ponrajan Himashree | 2nd Jun, 2013, 12:30: PM

Expert Answer:

Increase in surface area increases the rate of evaporation. A saucer has a large surface area as compared to a cup; hence rate of evaporation is more in case of saucer. So, it is easier to sip hot tea or milk from a saucer.

Answered by  | 3rd Jun, 2013, 10:37: AM

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