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latent heat of transition


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The heat required to activate a phase change from a solid to a liquid or from a liquid to a gas, i.e. to a higher energy state (e.g. latent heat of melting), measured in joules per mole (J/mol). Latent heat is released by reactions in the reverse direction (e.g. latent heat of crystalization).

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