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Explain the difference between kinetic energy and potential energy

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

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Problem 19Q

Problem 19Q

Explain the difference between kinetic energy and potential energy.

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Here, we are going to explain the difference between kinetic and potential energy.

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An object having a capability to do work is said to possess energy. The various forms include potential energy, kinetic energy, heat energy, chemical energy, electrical energy and light energy.

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The energy in motion is called kinetic energy. A falling coconut, a speeding car, a rolling stone, a flying aircraft, flowing water, blowing wind, a running athlete etc. possess kinetic energy. In short, kinetic energy is the energy possessed by an object due to its motion. The kinetic energy of an object increases with its speed.

On the other hand the energy possessed by any object by virtue of its position or configuration is called potential energy. For example, you transfer energy when you stretch a rubber band. The energy transferred to the band is its potential energy. You do work while winding the key of a toy car. The energy transferred to the spring inside is stored as potential energy.

                                        

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Introductory Chemistry, edition: 5. This full solution covers the following key subjects: Energy, explain, difference, kinetic, potential. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 19 chapters, and 2046 solutions. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 19Q from chapter: 3 was answered by , our top Chemistry solution expert on 05/06/17, 06:45PM. The answer to “Explain the difference between kinetic energy and potential energy.” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 9 words. Introductory Chemistry was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321910295. Since the solution to 19Q from 3 chapter was answered, more than 384 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer.

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