Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 3 - Matter and Energy - Exercises - Questions: 19

Answer

Kinetic energy is the energy of motion. Moving objects have kinetic energy. Potential energy is energy an object has due to its relative location. An object near the edge of a cliff has great potential energy.

Work Step by Step

Energy can be converted back and forth. For example, when the ball on the edge drops, potential energy is converted into kinetic energy.
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