Energy - the bottom of the hill Electrons at greater...

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Energy Energy is the capacity to produce change. For example, energy is needed to move matter . Potential energy is energy that is stored in matter. For example, a ball located at the top of a hill will roll down the hill. Due to it's position, it has more potential than an identical ball located at
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Unformatted text preview: the bottom of the hill. Electrons at greater distances from the nucleus contain more potential (stored) energy. Example - Many of the chemical reactions that are associated with energy (ex: photosynthesis) involve electrons moving to higher or lower energy levels....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course CHEM ch 101 taught by Professor - during the Fall '10 term at Montgomery.

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