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Jhoanie Marie P.

Cauan August 23, 2017

Given the list of other types of energy, kindly define 3. Chemical Energy
these types of energy. Give, illustrate, and describe an
example for each type of energy. Chemical energy is the energy stored
within chemicals, which makes it energy
1. Mechanical Energy. inside atoms and molecules. Most often, it's
Mechanical energy is the energy that is considered energy of chemical bonds, but
possessed by an object due to its motion or due the term also includes energy stored in the
to its position. Mechanical energy can be either electron arrangement of atoms and ions. It is
kinetic energy (energy of motion) or potential a form of potential energy that you won't
energy (stored energy of position). observe until a reaction occurs. Chemical
energy can be changed into other forms of
Example: A hammer is a tool that utilizes energy through chemical reactions or
mechanical energy to do work. The mechanical chemical changes.
energy of a hammer gives the hammer its ability
to apply a force to a nail in order to cause it to be Example: The dry wood is a store of
displaced. Because the hammer has mechanical chemical energy. As it burns in the fireplace,
energy (in the form of kinetic energy), it is able chemical energy is released and converted
to do work on the nail. to thermal energy (heat) and light energy.

4. Electrical Energy

Electrical energy is energy that is caused


2. Thermal or Heat Energy by moving electric charges. Since the electric
charges are moving, this is a form of kinetic
Thermal energy is often referred to as heat.
energy. The faster the electric charges are
The thermal energy of matter depends on how
moving the more electrical energy they
fast the atoms or molecules are moving. The
carry.
faster they are moving, the more thermal energy
they possess. Therefore, the temperature of the Example: In a car battery, the chemical
matter would be higher. Thermal energy is a reaction creates an electron which has the
form of kinetic energy. energy to move in an electric current. These
moving charges provide electrical energy to
Example: The sun's thermal energy heats our
the circuits in the car.
atmosphere.

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5. Gravitational Energy ESchoolToday. (2017). Kinds of Energy.


Retrieved from
Gravitational energy is the movement of
http://www.eschooltoday.com/energy/kind
an object or mass that is caused by the pull
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of gravity. This is caused on Earth by the
strong attraction of all other masses to be Reference. (2017). What is gravitational
drawn back to Earth's center. energy? Retrieved from
https://www.reference.com/science/gravit
Example: The water from a river
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tumbling over a cliff to form a waterfall.
The Physics Classroom. (2017). Work,
Energy, and Power - Lesson 1 - Basic
Terminology and Concepts. Retrieved from
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/en
ergy/Lesson-1/Mechanical-Energy

ThoughtCo. (n.d.). What Is an Example of


Chemical Energy? Retrieved from
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chemical-energy-609260
6. Nuclear Energy
Soft Schools. (2017). Electrical Energy
Nuclear energy is energy that is stored Examples. Retrieved from
within the nucleus of atoms. The only way http://www.softschools.com/examples/scie
for this energy to be released is through the nce/electrical_energy_examples/20/
splitting of or joining of atomic nuclei. A
chemical reaction cannot release nuclear Soft Schools. (2017). Thermal Energy
Examples. Retrieved from
energy. Nuclear energy is our most
concentrated form of energy. In other http://www.softschools.com/examples/scie
words, we get the most useable energy from nce/thermal_energy_examples/2/
smaller amounts of nuclear energy sources.

Example: A fission reaction at a nuclear


power plant provides enough energy to give
electricity to large cities.

7. Renewable Energy

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