Sensible & Latent Heat
- Sensible Heat: When an object is heated, its
temperature rises as heat is added. The increase in heat is called sensible
heat. Similarly, when heat is removed from an object and its temperature
falls, the heat removed is also called sensible heat. Heat that causes a
change in temperature in an object is called sensible heat.
- Latent Heat: Does not affect the temperature of a
substance - for example, water remains at 100°C while boiling. The heat
added to keep the water boiling is latent heat. Heat that causes a change of
state with no change in temperature is called latent heat.