vocab 3

Term Definition
energy the ability to cause change
potential energy stored energy due to the interaction between objects or particles
chemical energy the energy stored in and released from the bonds between atoms
nuclear energy the energy sored in and released from the nucleus of an atom
electric energy The energy in an electric current
mechanical energy the sum of the potential energy and the kinetic energy in a system
thermal energy the sum of the kinetic energy and the potential energy of the particles that make up the object
sound energy energy carried by sound waves
radiant energy the energy carried by electromagnetic waves

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