Chemical energy = mechanical energy?
because chemical energy equals potential energy right?
and everyone knows potential energy is mechanical...
- Steve4PhysicsLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
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 68 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.
- NorrieLv 78 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