please define latent heat  
 
what is the definition of  latent heat of fusion and latenty heat of vaporisation
 
 

Asked by meghana.omprakash | 19th Jun, 2016, 12:28: PM

Expert Answer:

Latent heat: The heat associated with a state change is known as latent heat.
 
Latent heat of fusion: The amount of heat required to change 1 kg of a solid into a liquid at the melting point is called latent heat of fusion of the substance.
 
Latent heat of vaporisation: The amount of heat required to change 1 kg of a liquid into a gas at the boilng point is called latent heat of vaporization of the substance.

Answered by Yashvanti Jain | 20th Jun, 2016, 02:47: PM