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Sci 24 - Ch 6 (2)

TermDefinition
furnace an enclosed container in which heat is produced
combustion the act of burning
efficiency the ability to do something or produce something without wasting materials, time, or energy
high pressure using or involving forceful methods
distribute to give or deliver
mine (mining) the process or business of digging in mines to obtain minerals, metals, jewels, etc.
hydro-electric the production of electricity by using machines that are powered by moving water
advantages something that is good
disadvantages something that is bad
reservoir an artificial lake that is used to store a large supply of water for use
dam a structure that is built across a river or stream to stop water from flowing
waterfall an area in a stream or river where running water falls down from a high place
thermonuclear the changes in the nucleus of atoms that happen at extremely high temperatures
split to break apart or into pieces
atom the smallest particle of a substance that can exist by itself or be combined with other atoms to form a molecule
nuclear reactor a machine that uses fission to generate hea
harness to use something for a particular purpose
wind energy the wind is used to generate electricity
solar cells n electrical device that converts the energy of light directly into electricity
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