heat of evaporation


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

heat of evaporation

[′hēt əv i‚vap·ə′rā·shən]
(thermodynamics)
References in periodicals archive ?
The thermochromic process is able to indicate a difference between dry and wet mold coatings to a degree because a significant amount of energy is required to convert liquid to vapor; this is generally known as the latent heat of evaporation.
After some time temperature reaches steady state because latent heat of evaporation is equal to the rate of heat transfer to the water at the skin surface.
It was a warning manifesting, in part, the intensification of storms fed by the increased heat of evaporation from the warming Gulf of Mexico.