WONDER #1481: How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

Question 1 of 3

The chemicals that switch back and forth from a liquid to a gas quickly and easily inside an air conditioner are called what?

  1. icicles
  2. pollutants
  3. refrigerants
  4. aluminides

Question 2 of 3

In which part of an air conditioner does vaporized refrigerant release heat and condense back into a liquid?

  1. evaporator
  2. condenser
  3. compressor
  4. boiler

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is NOT one of the basic components of an air conditioner?

  1. evaporator
  2. compressor
  3. condenser
  4. boiler

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