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Metals - Latent Heat of Fusion

Metals and their latent heat of fusion

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The Latent Heat of Fusion is the heat supplied to a solid body at the melting point when it changes state from solid to liquid.

Latent heat of fusion for some metals are indicated below:

MetalLatent Heat of Fusion
(kJ/kg)
(cal/g)
Aluminum 398 95
Antimony 161 38.5
Beryllium 1356 324
Bismuth 51.9 12.4
Cadmium 55 13.2
Chromium 331 79
Cobalt 276 66
Copper 205 49
Gold 63 15
Iridium 138 33
Iron 272 65
Lead 23 5.5
Magnesium 368 88
Manganese 268 64
Mercury 11.3 2.7
Molybdenum 289 69
Nickel 297 71
Niobium 285 68
Osmium 142 34
Platinum 100 24
Plutonium 12.6 3
Potassium 61 14.5
Rhodium 167 50
Selenium 67 16
Silicon 1926 430
Silver 111 26.5
Sodium 113 27
Tantalum 172 41
Thorium 71 17
Tin 59 14.1
Titanium 419 100
Tungsten 193 46
Uranium 50 12
Vanadium 410 98
Zinc 113 27
  • 1 kJ/kg = 0.23884 cal/g = 0.23884 kcal/kg = 0.4299 Btu/lbm
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