# What is the value of latent heat of condensation of water?

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Jul 22, 2017

The **latent heat of condensation** of a substance is the heat liberated by a unit mass of the substance's vapor at its boiling point as it condenses into liquid phase.

(It is essentially the "opposite" of the latent heat of *vaporization*).

This value depends on the temperature, and according to this Wikipedia page, if the temperature range is from

#L_"water"(T) = 2500.8 - 2.36T +0.0016T^2 - 0.00006T^3# #"J/g"#

where

As an example, we can use this equation to find the latent heat of condensation at