Nature of Energy Vocabulary
Terms in this set (15)
The ability to do work or cause change.
Kinetic or potential energy associated with the motion or position of an object.
The total energy of the particles in a substance or material.
The potential energy stored in chemical bonds.
The energy of light and other forms of radiation.
The potential energy stored in the nucleus of an atom.
Energy that an object has due to its motion.
Energy that is stored and held in readiness.
The process of changing one form of energy into another.
Law of Conservation of Energy
The rule that energy cannot be created or destroyed.
An atom that has gained or lost an electron.
Any substance that permits the flow of heat or electricity freely.
Any substance that does not permit the flow of heat or electricity freely.
A closed path that allows electricity to flow.
The invisible force that attracts or repels a magnetic material due to the arrangements of its atoms.