heat of fusion definition

  • noun:
    • The actual quantity of temperature required to transform a unit mass of a great at its melting point into a liquid without an increase in heat.
    • the total amount of temperature consumed by unit mass of a material, at its melting point, that causes a phase transition from solid to liquid
    • heat consumed by a unit size of a good at its melting point in order to transform the solid into a liquid in the exact same heat

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