latent heat of fusion

h. of fusion.

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  • Specific Latent Heat of Fusion — is the energy needed to convert 1 kg of a substance from solid or to liquid without a change in its temperature.Specific Latent Heat of Vaporization is the energy needed to convert 1 kg of a substance from solid or liquid to a gas (vaporizating)… …   Wikipedia

  • latent heat — Physics. heat absorbed or radiated during a change of phase at constant temperature and pressure. Cf. heat of fusion, heat of vaporization. [1750 60] * * * Characteristic amount of energy absorbed or released by a substance during a change in… …   Universalium

  • Latent heat — In thermochemistry, latent heat is the amount of energy in the form of heat released or absorbed by a substance during a change of phase state(i.e. solid, liquid, or gas), ndash; also called a phase transition.cite book | author=Perrot, Pierre |… …   Wikipedia

  • Latent heat — Latent La tent (l[=a] tent), a. [L. latens, entis, p. pr. of latere to lie hid or concealed; cf. Gr. lanqa nein, E. lethargy: cf. F. latent.] 1. Not visible or apparent; hidden; concealed; secret; dormant; as, latent springs of action. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • latent heat — n heat given off or absorbed in a process (as fusion or vaporization) other than a change of temperature * * * the amount of heat absorbed or given off by a body without changing temperature, as when it undergoes a change of state …   Medical dictionary

  • heat of fusion — noun heat absorbed by a unit mass of a solid at its melting point in order to convert the solid into a liquid at the same temperature the heat of fusion is equal to the heat of solidification • Hypernyms: ↑latent heat, ↑heat of transformation * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • latent heat — noun heat absorbed or radiated during a change of phase at a constant temperature and pressure • Syn: ↑heat of transformation • Hypernyms: ↑heat, ↑heat energy • Hyponyms: ↑heat of condensation, ↑heat of fusion, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • heat of fusion — Physics. the heat absorbed by a unit mass of a given solid at its melting point that completely converts the solid to a liquid at the same temperature: equal to the heat of solidification. Cf. latent heat. * * * …   Universalium

  • heat of fusion — the enthalpy change at constant temperature and pressure in converting a unit amount of a substance from the solid to the liquid state, usually specified in cal/g or cal/mol. Called also latent h. of fusion …   Medical dictionary

  • latent heat — The heat absorbed or radiated during a change of state (i.e., melting, vaporization, fusion) at constant temperature and pressure. Called latent cause it is hidden cannot be felt or measured with a thermometer …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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