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chapter 15 vocab

Kara Hackman

energy the ability to do work
kinetic energy energy of motion
potential energy energy that is stored as a result of position or shape
gravitational potential energy energy that depends upon an objects height
elastic potential energy energy of an object that is stretched or compressed
mechanical energy energy associated with the motion and position of everyday objects
thermal energy the total potential and kinetic energy of all the microscopic particles in an object
chemical energy the energy stored in chemical bonds
electrical energy energy associated with electrical charges
electromagnetic energy a form of energy that travels through space and forms waves
nuclear energy energy stored in atomic nuclei
energy conversion the process of changing energy from one form to another
nonrenewable energy resources exist in limited quantities and once used cannot be replaced
fossil fuels oil, natural gas, and coal
renewable energy resources resources that can be replaced in a relatively short period of time
hydroelectric energy energy obtained from flowing water
solar energy sunlight that is converted into usable energy
geothermal energy thermal energy below earths surface
biomass energy the chemical energy stored in living things
hydrogen fuel cell generates electricity by reacting hydrogen with oxygen
energy conservation finding ways to use less energy or to use energy more efficiantly
Created by: karahackman