Fusion = Melting?

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Amir Bayat
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Fusion = Melting?

Postby Amir Bayat » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:21 pm

Is fusion the same as melting? I am confused, are they synonyms of one another or antonyms?

Brian_Ho_2B
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Re: Fusion = Melting?

Postby Brian_Ho_2B » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:22 pm

Yes, fusion is melting.

Sukanya Mohapatra 2G
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Re: Fusion = Melting?

Postby Sukanya Mohapatra 2G » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:04 pm

They are synonyms of one another.

KSong_1J
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Re: Fusion = Melting?

Postby KSong_1J » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:07 pm

Yes fusion is the same as melting; it’s the phase change from a solid to a liquid

Anushka Chauhan2B
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Re: Fusion = Melting?

Postby Anushka Chauhan2B » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:17 pm

fusion means melting

Prasanna Padmanabham 4I
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Re: Fusion = Melting?

Postby Prasanna Padmanabham 4I » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:21 pm

Yes, fusion does mean melting and enthalpy is positive. For the other way, freezing, change in enthalpy is the same, but you change the sign and it becomes negative.

WGaines_2E
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Re: Fusion = Melting?

Postby WGaines_2E » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:35 pm

Heat of fusion refers to melting or freezing. It is positive when melting and negative when freezing

Brandi 2C
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Re: Fusion = Melting?

Postby Brandi 2C » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:41 pm

I believe fusion is actually a phase change between liquid and solid, which could mean either melting or freezing because those are both phase changes between liquids and solids (melting= solid -> liquid; freezing= liquid -> solid)


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