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Homework Help: Quick Question about latent heat

  1. Dec 1, 2008 #1
    I have a derived equation for latent heat, L = kIV∆T/∆M. I was just wondering what the value for k is. I have it written down in my notebook but i can't tell if i wrote a 2 or a 7, so it should be .239 or .739. If anyone knows it'd be appreciated, thanks.
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  3. Dec 2, 2008 #2
    It would be helpful if you could state the exact meaning of the variables, especially that of I, V and k, though I think I know what they mean...

    I also have a feeling that k is a constant describing loss of power to the surroundings, but I can't be sure until you provide more info.
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