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Ch. 2 Chemistry. Four kinds of energy: each having a different role in atoms and molecules. 1. NUCLEAR ENERGY 2. ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION (aka: radiation, solar radiation, light… 3. CHEMICAL ENERGY (aka: calorie or covalent bond) 4. KINETIC ENERGY (aka: kinetic) 1. NUCLEAR ENERGY “Nuclear energy” hold the protons and neutrons together in the nucleus of an atom. When you split the nucleus apart, you get a nuclear explosion with the release of heat, and radiation. The sun is a massive nuclear explosion releasing nuclear energy from hydrogen atoms as radiation; a portion of the radiation is visible. 2. ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY “Electromagnetic radiation (aka: radiation) consists of waves in something called the electromagnetic field, and they are analogous in some ways to waves in water. Longest wavelengths are radiowaves. Intermediate are visible light. S-rays are very small wavelengths Gamma rays are the smallest.
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3. CHEMICAL ENERGY (aka covalent bonds or calories) “Chemical energy”
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course BIOLOGY BSC1010 taught by Professor Wilcox during the Spring '09 term at Broward College.

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