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Fossil Fuel Quiz

Miss Rountrees Quiz

Name the 3 fossil Fuels Coal, Oil & Natural Gas
Combustion burning of a fuel to release energy
Explain why countries should not be dependant on fossil fuels Give at least 2 reasons, give details. Think: Takes millions of years to form, using it faster than its formed, U.S. has limited/low supplies, as supply decreases - prices increase, pollution
How are fossil fuels formed energy rich substance that is formed from remains of organisms
4 energy conversions in a fossil fuel power plant Chemical, thermal, mechanical, & electromagnetic
fossil fuel power plant study the diagram in your notes and on the wiki page.
Step 1 to make electricity A fossil fuel is burned to heat the furnace (chemical to thermal)
Step 2 to make electricity Water is heated and turns to steam (thermal to mechanical)
Step 3 to make electricity Steam moves and turns the turbine (mechanical to mechanical)
Step 4 to make electricity The turbine then turns the generator producing electricity (mechanical to electromagnetic)
Step 5 to make electricity The power lines carry the electricity to houses (electromagnetic)
Mechanical energy energy connected to motion or moving objects
Heat/Thermal energy energy involved in the internal motion of particles of matter
Chemical energy energy from the combustion of fuels
Electromagnetic energy energy of magnets, lights and electricity
Fuel substance that provides energy as a result of a chemical change
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