Chemical energy

Chemical energy, occasionally referred to as internal energy is the energy possessed by a particle due to the association of the atoms in its molecules or to put it simply chemical energy is the energy stored in the bonds of chemical compounds.

The two processes which will result in any change in the quantity of chemical energy are called exothermic and endothermic reactions respectively. In an exothermic reaction, energy is released from the chemical compounds, usually in the form of heat whereas energy is consumed in endothermic reactions to form or strength chemical bonds. Another thing to be kept in mind here is that this is in accordance with the law of conservation of energy i.e. energy can not be destroyed; it can only be converted into other forms of energy.

Exothermic reactions discussed above have a wide application in common day life. The burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas to convert it into heat energy for the generation of electricity was and in some places is still used as an electricity generating mechanism. Another example of chemical energy is the food consumed by humans as well as animals. When the food is digested, the chemical compounds in it are being broken to release energy which can then be used for whatever purposes.

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