Episode 608: Latent Heat

In this learning episode, produced by the Institute of Physics, students investigate how energy is involved in changes of phase, even though there is no change of temperature.

Using discussion, examples and experiments, students look at:
* defining specific latent heat
* examining the changes as water boils
* measuring the specific latent heat of the fusion of ice
* investigating cooling curves
* examples and calculations of latent and specific heat

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