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    Are latent heats denoted by delta H? If so, does this mean latent heats equate to change in enthalpy?

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    Latent heats are usually denoted \Delta L and usually come about due to phase changes. It's more appropriate to say something like:

    \Delta L = \Delta G_{\text{phase transition}} = \Delta H_{\text{phase transition}} - T \Delta S_{\text{phase transition}}

    Edit: Apparently L is usually specific (i.e. per unit mass) latent heats.

    Further edit: When you go through a phase transition, you break bonds (enthalpy change) and change the freedom of the atoms/molecules involved (entropy change).
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    Isnt Latent heats just the capital L? They are slightly different as Latent heat is when a substance changes state where as a change in enthalpy can be for any reaction, unless its the same substance but a different state for instance melting ice then I dont believe latent heat should equate to the enthalpy change.
 
 
 
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