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Heat of fusion


What is heat of fusion? Definition and explanation ...

The heat of fusion respectively. melting enthalpy is the amount of energy that must be expended for a chemical substance to melt, thus changing from the solid to the liquid state of matter. The value of the required energy always refers to the melting point of the respective substance. This means that during the measurement of the heat of fusion, the substance is exposed to at most its melting temperature. Joule is used as the unit.