Enthalpy of Fusion

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Katrina_Domingo_3G
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Enthalpy of Fusion

Postby Katrina_Domingo_3G » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:16 pm

Hello, why is melting called "fusion"? It's kind of contradicting... If someone could pls explain! thanks:)

Catherine_L_1C
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Re: Enthalpy of Fusion

Postby Catherine_L_1C » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:54 pm

Hi,
Although it does seem a bit counterintuitive and confusing to name that process "fusion" when nothing is being fused together, the word originates from the Latin fundere, meaning "to melt." It's just a convention that chemists kept!


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