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6th CK ENERGY SET 3

6th CK HEAT & ENERGY TRANSFER i - s SET 3 COMPLETED

TermDefinition
Internal combustion engine an engine that burns fuel inside cylinders within the engine
Kelvin scale the temperature scale on which zero is the temperature at which no more energy can be removed from matter
Kinetic Energy energy in motion, or an object in motion that does work
Liquid has a fixed volume, but takes on the shape of the container
Mechanical Energy energy associated with the motion or position of an object; potential and Kinetic energy together are considered as this type of energy
Melting point the temperature at which a solid changes to a liquid.
Nuclear Energy potential Energy that is stored in the nucleus of an atom and is released during nuclear reactions
Nuclear Fission the nuclear reaction that occurs when the nucleus of an atom is split. This is used by nuclear power plants to make electricity
Nuclear Fusion the nuclear reaction that occurs when nuclei from more than one atom are joined together
Nuclear reaction A reaction that changes the number of protons or neutrons in the nucleus of an atom.
Peat the layer of materials formerly known as dead plants; it has all the water squeezed out of it and eventually turns to fossil fuel
Petrochemical Any material made from substances found in oil or natural gas.
Physical Change: a change in the form, but not in the substance
Potential Energy energy that is stored and held in readiness, or an object that is about to move
Pyrometer a device that measures very high temperatures
Radiation the emission of energy as electromagnetic waves or as moving subatomic particles
Radioactive waste Radioactive materials that may be left after a commercial or laboratory process has been carried out
Renewable resource Any resource, such as wood or solar energy, that can or will be replenished naturally in the course of time.
Sedimentary the layer of sand and clay that cover and create the peat
Created by: artisteacher