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What is the ultimate source of energy in coal, oil, and

Conceptual Physics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321909107 | Authors: Paul G. Hewitt ISBN: 9780321909107 29

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Problem 15E

What is the ultimate source of energy in coal, oil, and wood? Why do we call energy from wood renewable but energy from coal and oil nonrenewable?

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Solution 15E The sunlight is the ultimate source of energy in coal, oil and wood. However, the energy in wood is renewable relatively quickly by new growth and oil energy is from the sun of many years ago.

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Chapter 18, Problem 15E is Solved
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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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