An Equation for the Latent Heat of Vaporization

Salvatore Torquato, George R. Stell

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An expression for the latent heat of vaporization of a fluid Is formulated employing renormalization-group theory predictions for the thermodynamics of fluids in the vicinity of the critical point. A least-squares fit of the latent heat data of water is made using the general and relatively simple equation: yielding predicted values that are in excellent agreement with the data throughout a wide range of temperatures. The optimum value of the critical temperature, 373.92 °C, is found to be somewhat tower than the tabulated value.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-205
Number of pages4
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Fundamentals
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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