heat of vaporization definition

  • noun:
    • The actual quantity of heat needed to convert a unit mass of a liquid at its boiling point into vapor without a rise in temperature.
    • the total amount of heat necessary to alter a unit mass of material from a liquid to a gas at its boiling point
    • temperature consumed by a unit mass of a material at its boiling point to transform the materials into a gas during the same temperature

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