Ok, this was a lab that we did, but i can't figure out how?
You take a soda can and add a small amount of water, put it on the heater until it is steaming. The next step is to dump the can upside-down in cold water, the can collapses on it's own instantaneously.
The question is: What happened, and what happened with the intermolecular forces and kenetic energy??
I know that it has to do with vapor pressure, the requirements for water to boil, I also know that as the Kenetic Energy INCREASES, the intermolecular forces effects DECREASES.
I'm having a problem putting all aspects together.