Give the formula for specific latent heat.


Specific latent heat is characterized as the measure of warm vitality (heat, Q) that is consumed or discharged when a body experiences a steady temperature process.

The formula for specific latent heat is,

L = Q/m


  • L= Specific latent heat
  • Q  = Heat retained or discharged
  • m  = Mass of a substance

Unit of specific latent heat

The most well-known units of specific latent heat are joules per gram (J/g) and kilojoules per kilogram (kJ/kg).

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