Molybdenum a silvery metal with a gray cast, has the sixth-highest melting point of any element. It readily forms hard, stable carbides in alloys, and for this reason most of world production of the element (about 80%) is used in steel alloys, including high-strength alloys and superalloys.
Molybdenum – Specific Heat, Latent Heat of Fusion, Latent Heat of Vaporization
Specific heat of Molybdenum is 0.25 J/g K.
Heat capacity is an extensive property of matter, meaning it is proportional to the size of the system. Heat capacity C has the unit of energy per degree or energy per kelvin. When expressing the same phenomenon as an intensive property, the heat capacity is divided by the amount of substance, mass, or volume, thus the quantity is independent of the size or extent of the sample.
Latent Heat of Fusion of Molybdenum is 32 kJ/mol.
Latent Heat of Vaporization of Molybdenum is 598 kJ/mol.
Latent heat is the amount of heat added to or removed from a substance to produce a change in phase. This energy breaks down the intermolecular attractive forces, and also must provide the energy necessary to expand the gas (the pΔV work). When latent heat is added, no temperature change occurs. The enthalpy of vaporization is a function of the pressure at which that transformation takes place.
See also: Mechanical Properties of Molybdenum
|Specific Heat||0.25 J/g K|
|Heat of Fusion||32 kJ/mol|
|Heat of Vaporization||598 kJ/mol|
Properties of other elements