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James Petersen
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2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Why is some of the energy in these exchanges referred to as “latent heat?”

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The reason why some of the energy is referred as “latent heat” in the exchanges represented by the accompanying figure.

Explanation

The only natural substance which is present in all three states of matter, namely solid, liquid, and gas under the normal or standard temperature range of the surface of the Earth and troposphere is water. Latent heat exchange defines the transfer of energy taking place during the change of water from one state to another...

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