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ICSE - X - Physics - Calorimetry

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

Asked by meghana.omprakash 19th June 2016, 12:28 PM
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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 Expert 20th June 2016, 2:47 PM

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