Automotive Dictionary: Heat, Latent

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Automotive Dictionary: Heat, Latent


Throughout this site we use many technical terms, and given the breadth of readership our site enjoys, sometimes we are remiss and incorrectly assume everyone knows what we are referring to. For those that do not, here are some explanations of the technical terms use.
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Heat, Latent


Heat which is applied or cooled during a change of state with no temperature changes. Thus water at 100C (212F), requires considerable heat to convert to steam at 100C, (212F), known as the latent heat of steam or vaporization.
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