Definition of latent heat in English:
noun[mass noun] Physics
The heat required to convert a solid into a liquid or vapour, or a liquid into a vapour, without change of temperature: the latent heat of fusion
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- Conversely, when a gas condenses, it must release this latent heat and become a liquid before it can cool below its boiling temperature.
- Surface warming leads to cumulus convection and release of latent heat, producing warm temperatures throughout the troposphere.
- Also in year 10 we covered heat, including specific heat capacity and latent heat, and conservation of energy.
Definition of latent heat in:
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