Definition of latent heat in English:

latent heat

Syllabification: la·tent heat

noun

Physics
The heat required to convert a solid into a liquid or vapor, or a liquid into a vapor, without change of temperature.
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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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