heat of condensation

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Noun1.heat of condensation - heat liberated by a unit mass of gas at its boiling point as it condenses into a liquid; "the heat of condensation is equal to the heat of vaporization"
heat of transformation, latent heat - heat absorbed or radiated during a change of phase at a constant temperature and pressure
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Warm ocean waters initiate the process of evaporation where water vapour will rise and cool adiabatically, and thereby releasing the heat retained during evaporation (known as latent heat of condensation) to the atmosphere.
The value of 0.13 is the ratio of the latent heat of ice melting ([approximately equal to] 335 kJ [kg.sup.-1]) plus sensible heating as ice and as water to about 5 [degrees]C exit temperature (a typical value for melt water) to the latent heat of condensation and freezing ([approximately equal to] 2830 kJ [kg.sup.-1]).
For certain applications, the sensors can detect physical phenomena such as latent heat of condensation of liquids through tube walls.
At that latent heat of condensation of water vapors, which are certainly present in fossil fuels combustion products is ignored in the article of waste heat losses.
The phenomenon at work - latent heat of condensation - is central to Frierson's research on water vapor, heat transfer and global climate change.