Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 6 - Sections 6.1-6.10 - Exercises - Review Questions: 3

Answer

Kinetic energy is the energy associated with the motion of an object. Potential energy is the energy associated with the position or composition of an object.

Work Step by Step

An example of kinetic energy is the energy contained in a rolling billiard ball. An example of potential energy is when a ball is lifted against the Earth's gravitational field and has the potential to fall.
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