• Two basic types of energy exist: potential energy and kinetic energy.
  • Potential energy is stored energy that is ready to go.
  • Kinetic energy is energy of motion.
  • It causes work to be done through movement.
  • Energy is the capacity for doing work or supplying heat.
  • Chemical potential energy is the energy stored in the chemical bonds of a substance.
  • When you fill your car with gasoline, you are providing it with potential energy.
  • A dragster is able to accelerate because of the chemical potential energy of its fuel.
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