Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 5 - Thermochemistry - Exercises - Page 204: 5.16c


The kinetic energy is 0 when the ball is caught.

Work Step by Step

The motion of the ball is stopped after making contact with the catcher's hand. The ball is not moving anymore. When an object is not in motion, kinetic energy is said to be zero.
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