What is meant by heat of fusion?

Asked by Christy Thomas | 18th Apr, 2013, 08:48: PM

Expert Answer:

The amount of heat energy that is required to convert a unit mass of a solid at its melting point into a liquid without an increase in temperature is known as heat of fusion.
 
The main characteristic of crystalline solids is a regular and repeating pattern of arrangement of atoms, moleules or ions. So, every such solid will require specific amount of heat of fusion.

Answered by  | 19th Apr, 2013, 09:04: PM

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