What Is Latent Heat?

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Latent heat is a type of heat that is either released or absorbed by an element during a change of state without change of temperature. It is typically measured as an amount of energy in joules, instead of temperature.
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latent heat
NOUN [PHYSICS.]
1.
heat absorbed or radiated during a change of phase at constant temperature and pressure.
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Latent heat is the energy that is released by something when it changes into something else. A great example of latent heat is when water is boiled it gives off steam which is the latent heat.
Latent heat refers to hidden heat. It is heat that is just present in the molecule. When the molecule evaporates, it takes the latent heat with it, and when it condenses it releases its latent heat. You can find more information here: http://daphne.palomar.edu/jthorngren/latent.htm
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