# Heat

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==Sensible Heat== | ==Sensible Heat== | ||

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+ | It is common sense that heat flows from an object at a higher temperature to one at a lower temperature. Heat , like work, is a transfer of thermal [[Energy|energy]] rather than the flow of a substance. <br> | ||

''See Main Article'' [[Sensible heat]] <br> | ''See Main Article'' [[Sensible heat]] <br> | ||

==Latent Heat== | ==Latent Heat== | ||

+ | Latent heat is amount of heat being absorbed or released during [[phase change]]. The heat required to melt a solid substance of unit mass is defined as the latent heat of fusion. The heat required to vaporize a liquid substance of unit mass is defined as the latent heat of vaporization. <br> | ||

''See Main Article'' [[Latent Heat]] <br> | ''See Main Article'' [[Latent Heat]] <br> | ||

==Phase Change== | ==Phase Change== | ||

+ | When a process involves a change in phase, the heat absorbed or released can be expressed as the product of the mass quantity and the latent heat of the material. <br> | ||

''See Main Article'' [[Phase change]] | ''See Main Article'' [[Phase change]] |

## Revision as of 12:08, 25 June 2010

## Sensible Heat

It is common sense that heat flows from an object at a higher temperature to one at a lower temperature. Heat , like work, is a transfer of thermal energy rather than the flow of a substance.

*See Main Article* Sensible heat

## Latent Heat

Latent heat is amount of heat being absorbed or released during phase change. The heat required to melt a solid substance of unit mass is defined as the latent heat of fusion. The heat required to vaporize a liquid substance of unit mass is defined as the latent heat of vaporization.

*See Main Article* Latent Heat

## Phase Change

When a process involves a change in phase, the heat absorbed or released can be expressed as the product of the mass quantity and the latent heat of the material.

*See Main Article* Phase change