Ivan asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 8 years ago

Chemical energy = mechanical energy?

because chemical energy equals potential energy right?

and everyone knows potential energy is mechanical...

4 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    The term mechanical energy is generally used when talking about individual objects - it changes when an object's speed or position changes.

    The term chemical energy is used to refer to energy associated with chemical reactions - rather than energy changes due to speed/position changes of individual objects.

    It's just a convention. Anyway, physicists tend not to use the term chemical energy.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    8 years ago


    Potential energy is energy due to height.

    There is mechanical power but not mechanical energy.

    Chemical energy does not equal potential energy as defined above.

  • Norrie
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    From wherever you obtained the data for the question, it's complete and utter rubbish.

    Mechanical Energy is a combination of Potential and Kinetic energies and generally produces Work, Force and/or Power.

  • 8 years ago

    Chemical energy may equal potential energy under certain conditions...but is not always equal

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