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What are the 8 main types of energy?

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1) Potential Energy
2) Kinetic Energy
3) Light Energy
4) Heat Energy
5) Sound Energy
6) Electrical Energy
7) Chemical Energy and
8) Magnetic Energy

The first two are sometimes clubbed together and called Mechanical Energy

Elastic Potential and Gravitational Potential are forms of Mechanical Energy. Mass is never a form of Energy.
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  • Anonymous answered 3 months ago
    There are 8 types that are probably considered the "common" ones. Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy are the two primary types or states of energy, so I wouldn't lump them in with the other types. Also, as Suriya said in his post, there are many different forms of energy -- some that combine the forms, such as electrochemical -- than these, but these are some of the easiest to recognize.

    Mechanical Energy (motion)
    Thermal Energy (heat)
    Electric Energy
    Electromagnetic/Radiant Energy (includes light)
    Chemical Energy
    Nuclear Energy
    Gravitational Potential Energy
    Elastic Potential Energy

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    I'm a science teacher.
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  • edancoll answered 7 years ago
    I've never heard of anything of the sort... I'll guess this is what you teacher wants to hear:

    Elastic potential
    Gravitational potential
    Kinetic
    Heat
    Mass (This is a tricky one)
    Light
    Electric

    I can't think of any more. Your teacher must have told you what they are, because this is not a global term, "main types of energy". So I don't know.
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  • Dogboy82 answered 7 years ago
    As previous answer, but never heard of mass energy. This might be the same as 'chemical energy' which you get from food. The technical term for heat energy is thermal.
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  • suriya answered 7 years ago
    Potential energy
    Gravitational potential energy
    Elastic potential energy
    Kinetic energy
    Thermal energy
    Electric energy
    Magnetic energy
    Electromagnetic field
    Chemical energy
    Nuclear energy
    Surface energy
    even more are there....
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