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5.4: Forms of Energy

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chemical energy

Energy that is stored in the bonds between atoms that make up compounds.

electrical energy

Energy of moving electrons.

electromagnetic energy

Energy, such as sunlight, that travels across space or through matter as electric and magnetic waves.

energy

Ability to cause changes in matter, or ability to do work.

mechanical energy

Energy of an object that is moving or has the potential to move; calculated as the sum of an object’s kinetic and potential energy.

nuclear energy

Energy released in a nuclear reaction (nuclear fission or nuclear fusion).

sound energy

Energy that travels in waves through matter from a vibrating object.

thermal energy

Total kinetic energy of all the atoms that make up an object.

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