Is latent heat only released and absorbed as radiation?

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Can water simply absord the kinetic energy from colliding air molucules to change its phase?
And can water transformed into ice simply have the kinetic energy of its molecules increased to balance out the lost latent heat? Would not this again change ice into water?
 

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Can water simply absord the kinetic energy from colliding air molucules to change its phase?
Yes.
And can water transformed into ice simply have the kinetic energy of its molecules increased to balance out the lost latent heat? Would not this again change ice into water?
Pick a scenario and stick to it: the water is either losing heat or gaining heat (in net). Not both.

Also, these questions don't seem to be related to the title question, to which the answer is no.
 

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