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Latent Heat of Fusion of Ice 
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Mar509, 05:12 PM

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I did a lab experiment were we measured the latent heat of fusion of ice but im not quite sure what that is. I read that latent heat of fusion is the energy(heat) it takes to change liquid to solid. Is that true? Why would it take heat to freeze something?



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Mar509, 05:20 PM

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And in the case of water it doesn't require energy, melting is exothermic and freezing is endothermic. By the same amount. 


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