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Chapter 15 Vocab

TermDefinition
energy Energy is 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 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 and kinetic of all the microscopic particles.
chemical energy is the energy stored in chemical bonds.
electrical energy is the energy associated with electric charges.
electromagnetic energy is a form of energy that travels through space in a form of waves.
nuclear energy the energy stored in an atomic nuclei.
energy conversion The process of changing energy from one form to another.
nonrenewable energy sources exist in limited quantities and take millions of years to produce, once used.
fossil fuels oil, gas, natural gas, coal and uranium.
renewable energy sources they can be replaced pretty quick.
hydroelectric energy gained by flowing water.
solar energy energy obtained by the sun
geothermal energy energy from within the earth.
biomass energy energy stored in living things
hydrogen fuel cell generates electricity by reacting hydrogen and oxgyen.
energy conservation finding ways to spend less energy.
Created by: sylasmurray