WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LATENT HEAT OF FUSION AND LATENT HEAT OF VAPORISATION?

Asked by honey_physics | 9th Dec, 2008, 12:49: PM

Expert Answer:

Latent heat of fusion is the amount of heat that is required to change 1 kg of solid into liquid at atmospheric pressure at its melting point.

Whereas Latent heat of vaporisation is the heat that is required to convert a unit mass of a liquid at its boiling point into vapour without an increase in temperature

Answered by  | 10th Dec, 2008, 02:09: PM

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