Different Forms of Energy & Examples

The ability to do work is known as Energy and it comes in various types, which all fall into two primary forms – kinetic (the energy of moving objects) and potential energy (energy that is stored). These two are known as the basic forms of energy. As per the law of conservation of energy, Energy can transform from one type to another, but it can never be destroyed or created.

Different Forms of Energy-

Here are 10 common types of energy and examples of them are given below.

Thermal (Heat) Energy

Thermal energy is made from the vibration of particles and atoms inside substances. The quicker they move, the more energy they have and the more sizzling they become. Thermal energy is also called heat energy.

Chemical Energy

Chemical energy is stored in the bonds of atoms and molecules – it is the energy that holds these particles together. Stored chemical energy is found in food, biomass, petroleum, and natural gas.

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy is stored in the core of particles. This energy is delivered when the cores are consolidated (combination) or split separated (parting). Nuclear power plants split the cores of uranium iotas to create electricity.

Electrical Energy

Electrical energy is made up of the movement of electrons (the small particles that make up atoms, alongside protons and neutrons). Electrons when move through wire make electricity. Lightning is another example of electrical energy.

Radiant Energy

Radiant Energy is also known as light energy or electromagnetic energy, It is a type of kinetic energy that travels in waves. Some examples include the energy from the sun, x-rays, and radio waves.

Light Energy

Light energy is also known as the form of electromagnetic radiation. The light made up of photons, which are produced when an object's atoms warm up. Light travels in waves and is the only form of energy that can be visible to the human eye.

Motion Energy

Motion energy – or mechanical energy –can be defined as the energy stored in objects. If the objects move faster, more energy is stored in the particles. Examples of motion energy include wind, a flowing river, a moving car.

Sound Energy

Sound energy is the movement of energy through substances. When a force pushes an object or substance to vibrate, it moves in waves and produced sound energy. There is usually considerably less energy in sound as compared to other forms of energy.

Elastic Energy

Elastic energy is stored in an elastic object which has stretching quality such as coiled spring or a stretched elastic band. It is a form of potential energy. Elastic objects store elastic energy when a force causes them to be stretched or squashed.

Gravitational Energy

Gravitational energy is a type of potential energy. It is an energy-related with gravity or gravitational power – as such, the energy held by an object when it is in a high position contrasted with a lower position.

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