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The Nature Of Energy

Kinetic Energy
the energy a moving object has because of its motion
Potential Energy
stored energy due to position
Elastic Potential Energy
energy stored by something that can stretch or compress, such as a rubber band or spring
Chemical Potential Energy
energy stored in chemical bonds
Gravitational Potential Energy
energy stored by objects due to their position above earth's surface
Mechanical Energy
the total amount of potential and kinetic energy in a system
law of conservation of energy
states that energy cannot be created or destroyed