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Chapter 5 science vo

energy the ability to do work or cause change
kinetic energy energy that an object has due to its motion
potential energy energy that is stored and held in readiness
elastic potential energy the energy of stretched or compressed objects
gravitational potential energy potential energy that depends on the height of an object
mechanical energy kinetic or potential energy associated with the motion or position of an object
thermal energy the total energy of particles in a substance or material
chemical energy the potential energy stored in chemical bonds
electrical energy the energy of moving electric charges
electromagnetic energy the energy of light and other forms of radiation
nuclear energy the potential energy stored in the nucleus of an atom
energy conversion the process of changing one form of energy into another
a law of conversion the rule that energy cannot be created or destroyed
fossil fuels materials such as coal that are burned to release their chemical energy
power the rate at which work is done
Created by: Kayla1