ps chapter 15
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the ability to do work
energy of motion
gravitational potential energy
Potential energy that depends on the height of an object
elastic potential energy
the energy of stretched or compressed objects
Kinetic or potential energy associated with the motion or position of an object
The total energy of motion in the particles of a substance
Energy stored in chemical bonds
Energy caused by the movement of electrons.
A form of energy that travels through space as waves
Energy stored in the nucleus of an atom
a change from one form of energy to another
nonrenewable energy resources
Resource that forms so slowly that for practical purposes it cannot be renewed.
Coal, oil, natural gas, and other fuels that are ancient remains of plants and animals.
renewable energy resources
a source of energy that can be replaced in a relatively short period of time
energy obtained from flowing water
energy from the sun
Energy from steam or hot water produced from hot or molten underground rocks.
the chemical energy stored in living things
hydrogen fuel cell
generates electricity by reacting hydrogen with oxygen
the process of changing one form of energy to another
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