What happens if we heat a solid substance?
When we heat a solid substance, its temperature increases
This causes solid to melt (Convert into liquid)
- If we take out ice from refrigerator and we keep it at room temperature
It melts to water (due to an increase in temperature)
What causes this melting of solid?
In solids, particles are closely bound together (due to high force of attraction between particles)
But when we increase the temperature, the kinetic energy of particles increases
This causes particles to move freely and overcome the force of attraction of particles
Hence, solid melts into liquid
What is the Melting Point of Solids?
The minimum temperature at which solid melts into liquids is called Melting Point of Solids
It indicates the strength of the force of attraction of different particles
Melting Point of Ice is 273.15 K (Kelvin) or 0 Degree Celsius
Melting Point of Aluminium is 932K or 659 Celsius
How to Convert Celsius into Kelvin?
0 Celsius = 273 Kelvin
1 Celsius = 273 + 1 = 274 K
100 Celsius = 273 + 100 = 373 K
659 Celsius = 273 + 659 = 932 K
How does Temperature of Solid Change on Applying heat?
- When we apply heat on solid
- First, its temperature keeps on increasing
- When it reaches Melting Point, It starts converting into Liquid
- During this period, the temperature of solid does not change
- The temperature remains constant till the time all the solid melts into liquid due to latent heat of solid
- After the solid melts, its temperature begins to increase again
What is Latent Heat?
Heat Energy applied to change the state of a substance (Example from solid to liquid) is called Latent Heat
Normally, when we apply heat on a substance, its temperature increases
However when we apply it during its change of state (example melting of solid to liquid)
Its temperature does not increase during a period when the whole of solid melts
it is because heat is utilized in overcoming the force of attraction of particles of a substance. Hence, it does not cause any heat
The word latent means hidden
Hence latent heat means heat which is hidden in beaker and does not cause any increase in temperature
What are Different Types of Latent Heat?
It is of 2 types
- Latent Heat of Fusion
- Latent Heat of Vapourization
Latent Heat of Fusion
It is the amount of heat energy required to convert 1 kg of solid into a liquid state at the melting point
Latent heat of fusion of ice is 3.34 × 105 J/kg at 0 degree Celsius
It means that 3.34 × 10 5 Joules of Heat is used to convert 1 kg of ice into the water at 0 degree Celsius
Difference between Fusion and Solidification
|Conversion of Solid into Liquid is called Fusion||Conversion of Liquid into Solid is called Solidification|
|Latent Heat of Fusion is Used in this Process||Latent Heat of Fusion is Released in this Process|
Latent Heat of Vapourization
It is the amount of heat energy required to convert 1 kg of liquid into vapour at boiling point
Latent heat of Vapourization of water is 22.5 × 10 5 J/kg at 100 degree Celsius
It means that 22.5 × 10 5 Joules of Heat is used to convert 1 kg of ice into water at 0 degree Celsius
Difference between Vapourization and Evaporation
|Conversion of Liquid into Gas is called Evaporation||Conversion of Gas into Liquid State is called Evaporation|
|Latent Heat of Vapourization is Used in this Process||Latent Heat of Vapourization is Released in this Process|
What are Sublimation and Deposition?
It means the conversion of Solids into Gas without conversion into Liquid State
- Dry ice (Solid Carbon dioxide) converts into Gas(Carbon dioxide) at Room Temperature
- Naphthalene balls disappear( change into the gaseous state) without leaving any solids
It means Conversion of Gas to Solid without conversion into liquid is called Deposition
In Winters, Ice accumulates on Window panes (This is because Water vapour-Gas converts into ice-Solid)