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### Delta H Fusion / Delta H Vaporization

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:13 am
In my discussion, we did examples of phase change calculations where the number of moles of the substance and change in enthalpy (fusion and vaporization) were given. To calculate how much energy is needed for the phase change to happen, we used the equation: q=n x deltaH (fusion / vaporization). Does this mean that delta H is equivalent to specific heat x change in temperature, because q also equals n x C x delta T? How?

Thank you!

### Re: Delta H Fusion / Delta H Vaporization

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:29 am
Hi Kathleen,

The ΔH of fusion and heat found from q=mcΔ,T are both heat applied and measured in units of J or kJ. You only use the q=mCΔT when there is a change in temperature and no change in phase (ex: heating up ice but not forming liquid water yet.) The ΔH of fusion is used when there is no change in temperature. All the heat is instead used to change phase (ex: go from ice to liquid water).

### Re: Delta H Fusion / Delta H Vaporization

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:40 pm
the q = n C deltaT is for molar heat capacity