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Which of the following statements are correct for latent heat?

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Latent heat of fusion is the energy absorbed during boiling.
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Latent heat of fusion is the energy absorbed during melting.
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Latent heat of vaporization is the energy absorbed during boiling.
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Latent heat of vaporization is the energy absorbed during melting.
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Solution

The correct option is C Latent heat of vaporization is the energy absorbed during boiling.
Latent heat is the heat energy absorbed or released during phase change.
Latent heat of fusion is the energy absorbed (or released) during melting (or freezing).
Latent heat of vaporization is the energy absorbed (or released) during boiling (or sublimation).

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