What is the reletion between triple point and latent heats of water?

Asked by gayatri vee | 16th Jan, 2012, 11:06: AM

Expert Answer:

The triple point of water is defined as set of temperature and pressure conditions at which all the three phases ice , liquid and water vapor exist in equilibrium. This is generally used to define the Kelvin scale. Whereas the latent heat of a substance is the amount of heat released or absorbed during a phase change at constant temperature.
At triple point all three state exist in equilibrium where as latent heat is decribed when there is a phase change from one phase to other for example solid to liquid or liquid to gas or solid to gas.
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Answered by  | 16th Jan, 2012, 02:08: PM

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