   Chapter 1, Problem 21PS

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

Determine which of the following represent potential energy and which represent kinetic energy.(a) thermal energy(b) gravitational energy(c) chemical energy(d) electrostatic energy

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The given energy associated with types of energy has to be determined.

Concept introduction:

Energy:

Energy is the capacity to do work, and can neither be created nor destroyed.  Generally, chemical reaction almost always either release or absorb energy.

Types of energy:

Kinetic energy is the energy associated with motion.  Thermal energy, mechanical energy, electrical energy, and acoustic energy are categorized in kinetic energy.

Potential energy is the energy results from an object’s position or state.  Gravitational energy, chemical energy, and electrostatic energy are categorized in potential energy.

Explanation

Thermal energy: The motion of ions, molecules or atoms at microscopic level generates the heat energy...

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The given energy associated with types of energy has to be determined.

Concept introduction:

Energy:

Energy is the capacity to do work, and can neither be created nor destroyed.  Generally, chemical reaction almost always either release or absorb energy.

Types of energy:

Kinetic energy is the energy associated with motion.  Thermal energy, mechanical energy, electrical energy, and acoustic energy are categorized in kinetic energy.

Potential energy is the energy results from an object’s position or state.  Gravitational energy, chemical energy, and electrostatic energy.

(c)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The given energy associated with types of energy has to be determined.

Concept introduction:

Energy:

Energy is the capacity to do work, and can neither be created nor destroyed.  Generally, chemical reaction almost always either release or absorb energy.

Types of energy:

Kinetic energy is the energy associated with motion.  Thermal energy, mechanical energy, electrical energy, and acoustic energy are categorized in kinetic energy.

Potential energy is the energy results from an object’s position or state.  Gravitational energy, chemical energy, and electrostatic energy.

(d)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The given energy associated with types of energy has to be determined.

Concept introduction:

Energy:

Energy is the capacity to do work, and can neither be created nor destroyed.  Generally, chemical reaction almost always either release or absorb energy.

Types of energy:

Kinetic energy is the energy associated with motion.  Thermal energy, mechanical energy, electrical energy, and acoustic energy are categorized in kinetic energy.

Potential energy is the energy results from an object’s position or state.  Gravitational energy, chemical energy, and electrostatic energy.

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