## anonymous one year ago Why does cloud Form when condensation occurs? why don't the water droplets just fall as rain.

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1. misssunshinexxoxo

Clouds form when water vapor rises into the atmosphere and condenses onto microscopic particles, such as dust, dirt and sea salt. When the sun heats water in the oceans, rivers, lakes and other sources, some of it evaporates, or transforms from liquid water to water vapor. With enough heat, water in soils and sediments also evaporates. Additionally, plants transpire, or "sweat out," water vapor from their leaves and stems (similar to way people release water vapor when exhaling). Some of this water vapor makes its way into the atmosphere through a process called convection, in which hotter, less-dense parcels of air rise, while cooler, denser parcels sink.

2. misssunshinexxoxo

Welcome to OS @fightcrazy9

3. anonymous

i understand how condensation works but i just don't get why must the water droplets form clouds instead of just falling as rain. Thanks for welcoming and glad to be here. This is a great place for people like me who have lots of question

4. Rushwr

The phase change that accompanies water as it moves between its vapor, liquid, and solid form happens because of differences in the arrangement of water molecules. Water molecules in the vapor form are arranged more randomly than in liquid water. As condensation occurs and liquid water forms from the vapor, the water molecules become organized in a less random structure, which is less random than in vapor, and heat is released into the atmosphere.

5. Koikkara

$$\small\rm\color{blue}{Welcome~to~OpenStudy!}$$ $$Wonderful~ Question~ !$$ Water droplets because of hot sun turns to vapor (evaporation). Some of this water vapor makes its way into the atmosphere (convection) and then, water released from clouds in the form of rain (Precipitation), freezing rain, sleet, snow, or hail.. ...blah blah you know the story. $$Answer~to~this~question> why ~must ~the~ water ~droplets~ form~ clouds~?$$ As you know, Clouds are made of tiny drops of water. @fightcrazy9 Clouds form when moist, warm rising air cools and expands in the atmosphere. There is no point in asking why...because its a part of Life cycle. For example. You have seen lion eating deer...right? now as you asked...let me ask, why lion wanted to eat deer, why not eat the tree ? $$Hope~its~Clear~!$$ $$\small\rm\color{green}{Nice~to~meet~you~!}$$

6. anonymous

lol ok thanks for the answer