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Mikayla Milford

Chp. 15 vocab

energy ability to do work
kinetic energy the energy of motion
potential energy the energy that is stored in result of a position or shape
gravitational potential energy is increased when raised to a higher level
elastic potential energy the potential energy of an object that is stretched or compressed
mechanical energy the energy associated with the motion and position of everyday objects
thermal energy the potential and kinetic energy of microscopic particles
chemical energy is the energy stored in chemical bonds
electrical energy the energy associated with electrical bonds
electromagnetic energy is a form of energy that travels through space in the form of waves
nuclear energy the energy stored in atomic nuclei
energy conversion the process in changing energy from one form to another
non renewable energy sources exists in limited quantities
fossil feuls oil, natural gas, and coal
renewable energy sources resources that can be replaced
hydroelectric energy energy contained by flowing water
solar energy sunlight that is converted into usable anergy
geothermal energy thermal energy beneath earths service
biomass energy the energy stored in living things
hydrogen fuel cell energy produced when hydrogen with oxygen
energy conservation finding ways to use less energy
Created by: mikayla.milford