The heat required to convert a solid into a liquid or vapor, or a liquid into a vapor, without change of temperature.
More example sentences
- 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:
- The British & World English dictionary