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chapter 15 vocab

energy is the ability to do work
kinetic energy the energy of motion
potential energy is energy that is stored as a result of position or shape
gravitational potential energy potential energy that depends upon an objects height
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 total potential energy of all the microscopic particles in an object
chemical energy the energy stored in chemical bonds
electrical energy the energy associated with electric charges
electromagnetic energy is a form of energy that travels through space in forms of waves
nuclear energy the energy stored in atomic nuclei
energy conversion the process of changing energy from one form to another
non renewable energy resources exist in limited quantities and once used cannot be replaced except over the course of millions of years
fossil fuels oil natural gas and coal
renewable energy resourse are 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 is thermal energy beneath earths surface
biomass energy the chemical energy stored in living thigs
hydrogen fuel cell generates electricity by reacting hydrogen with oxogen
energy conservation finding ways to loose less energy or to use energy more effeciently
Created by: vanessa.arthur