Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Latent Heat

  • Jan W. Gooch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6793

n (ca. 1757) The quantity of heat necessary to change 1 g of liquid to vapor (latent heat of vaporization) without change of temperature; heat necessary for change of state being negative or positive heat (e.g., fusion, evaporation and melting). For example, the latent heat of fusion of ice water is 80 cal/g. (Ready RG (1996) Thermodynamics. Pleum, New York)

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA