Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 35 - Think and Explain - Page 684-685: 85


Yes, when something gains energy, it gains mass.

Work Step by Step

Chemical potential energy is added to the battery during the charging process. This energy has mass, according to $E = mc^{2}$. The change would be far too small to detect, though.
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