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Chapter 15 Vocab.

QuestionAnswer
energy The ability to do work.
kinetic energy The energy of motion.
potential energy Energy that is stored as a result of position or shape.
gravitational potential energy Potential energy that depends upon an object's height.
elastic potential energy Potential 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 Energy stored in chemical bonds.
electrical energy Energy associated with electric charges.
electromagnetic energy A form of energy that travels through space in the form of waves.
nuclear energy Energy stored in atomic nuclei.
energy conversion
nonrenewable energy resources
fossil fuels
renewable energy resources
hydroelectric energy
solar energy
geothermal energy
biomass energy
hydrogen fuel cell
energy conservation
Created by: cody.cromer