Types of Energy

By: Jaylin Hopkins, and Ocean Franklin

Energy Descriptions

Sound-Sound energy is a form of energy that is associated with vibrations of matter. It is a type of mechanical wave which means it requires an object to travel through. This object includes air and water. Sound originates from the vibrations that result after an object applies a force to another object.

Ex. Vibration


Chemical-Chemical Energy is energy stored in the bonds of chemical compounds (atoms and molecules). It is released in a chemical reaction, often producing heat as a by product (exothermic reaction). Batteries, biomass, petroleum, natural gas, and coal are examples of stored chemical energy.

Ex.Gas, and Acid


Radiant-Radiant energy is energy that travels by waves or particles, particularly electromagnetic radiation such as heat or x-rays. An example of radiant energy is the source of energy used in radiation therapy.

Ex.Solar flare or sun


Electric-Electrical energy is defined as an electric charge that lets work be accomplished. An example of electrical energy is power from a plug outlet.

Ex. Lightning bolt


Mechanical-In the physical sciences, mechanical energy is the sum of potential energy and kinetic energy. It is the energy associated with the motion and position of an object.

Ex. A vehicle motor



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