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5.4: Forms of Energy

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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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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7 , 8
Date Created:
Oct 31, 2012
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