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15.1 Chemistry

Vocabulary Words

energy the ability to do work
kinetic energy energy of motion (Kinetic energy (KE)=1/2mv^2)
potential energy energy that is stored as a result of position or shape (PE=mgh)
gravitational potential energy potential energy that depends upon an object's height
elastic potential energy the 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 in an object
chemical energy energy stored in the chemical bonds in compounds
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
Created by: MarieElyn