Definition of latent heat in English:

latent heat

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[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.

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