Types of Energy

Molly Whitcomb

Mechanical Energy

Mechanical energy is the form of energy associated with the position and motion of an object.


Mechanical Energy = Potential Energy + Kinetic Energy

Thermal Energy

Thermal energy is the total potential and kinetic energy of the particles in an object.

Electrical Energy

Electric energy is the energy of electric charges.

Chemical Energy

Chemical energy is potential energy stored in the chemical bonds that hold chemical compounds together.

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy is a type of potential energy stored in the nucleus of an atom.

Electromagnetic Energy

Electromagnetic energy is the energy of light and other forms of radiation.