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)

Example

  • 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

 

Example

Melting Point of Ice is 273.15 K (Kelvin) or 0 Degree Celsius

Example 2

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

Explanation

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

Example

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

Fusion 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

Example

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

Vapourization 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?

Sublimation

It means the conversion of Solids into Gas without conversion into Liquid State

Example

  • 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

 

Deposition

It means Conversion of Gas to Solid without conversion into liquid is called Deposition

Example

In Winters, Ice accumulates on Window panes (This is because Water vapour-Gas converts into ice-Solid)

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