Driven by relentless heat, atoms twist in their prison of order.
Sunlight warms your cheeks while your shoes are covered in snow. The heat starts to raise its temperature. Zooming into the ice crystals that surround you, one would see how the atoms start to vibrate in their places. The relentless sensible heat makes them vibrate more and more, but they are still imprisoned in the crystal grid. When the energy is strong enough to break the bonds of the molecules, the ice begins to melt, but now the temperature does not increase. This energy that is solely aimed at breaking the bonds is named latent heat.
Why do clothes prevent us from getting cold?