Chapter 16 terms
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Form from the decaying remains of ancient plants and animals.
Highly flammable liquid formed by decaying ancient organisms.
A gaseous compound produced from decaying organisms.
Solid fossil fuel found in mines underground formed from organic material deposited from plants.
Resources that can not be replaced by natural processes as quickly as they are used.
Process of splitting an atomic nucleus into two or more nuclei with smaller masses.
Joining of two or more nuclei to form a nucleus with a larger mass.
Any radioactive byproduct that results when radioactive materials are used.
An energy source that is replaced nearly as quickly as it is used.
A device that converts radiant energy from the sun into electrical energy.
Electricity produced from the energy of moving water.
Thermal energy that is contained in hot magma.
Renewable organic matter that is used to convert chemical energy into thermal energy (in the presence of oxygen)