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Radiant energy
Energy that travels in waves,
that is, energy of electromagnetic spectrum
Chemical energy
Energy stored in the bonds of chemical substances
Atom
Buildin blocks of an element;
or smallest particle that still retains its special properties
Electrical energy
Energy that results from the movement of charged particles
Element
A unique substance that cannot decompose into simpler substances by ordinary chemical methods
Mechanical energy
Energy that is directly involved in moving matter
Chemical reaction
Involves the making or breaking of bonds between atoms
Energy
The ability to do work
Potential energy
Inactive or stored energy
Kinetic energy
Energy of motion
Chemical change
Achange gthat does not alter the composition of a substance
Physical change
Achange that does not alter the basic nature of a substance
Matter
Anything that occupies space and has mass