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Jeremy Struckel

Chapter 15 Vocab.

energy 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 potential energy the 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 total potential and kinetic energy of all the microscopic particles
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 an atomic nuclei
energy conversion the process of changing energy from one form to another
nonrenewable energy resources a source of energy that exists in limited quantities and is only replaced over the course of a million years
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
biomass energy chemical energy stored in living things
hydrogen fuel cell generates electricity by reacting hydrogen with oxygen
energy conservation finding ways to use less energy
geothermal energy thermal energy beneath the earths surface
Created by: JeremyStruckel