I found this questions on a YouTube lesson and I'm confused with the answers they have given:
"A liquid in its equilibrium with its vapour is in a sealed container at a fixed temperature. The volume of the container in suddenly increased."
a) What are the changes in the rate of evaporation and condenation?
b) How will the equilibrium be restored ultimately and what will be the final vapour pressure?
a) Rate of evaporation depends on the substance and applied temperature so it will be unchanged and rate of condensation will decrease as vapour pressure is decreased. (Why? Is it true?)
b) They say that the vapour pressure will be restored and the rate of condensation and evaporation will be equal as the system reaches the equilibrium. (But they said that rate of condensation will decrease and rate of evaporation will stay the same. Then how will they be equal?)
Please clarify the whole thing.