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If you refer to gravitational potential energy, the formula is:

PE = mgh

(mass x gravity x height).

As you can see, it is unrelated to temperature.

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What affects potential energy?

Temperature is directly proportional to kinetic energy (potential energy).eg. increase the temperature, you increase the kinetic energy of the molecules, hence you're increasing the potential energy of them.


When the temperature of an object increase what happens to it potential energy?

the potential energy of an object does not have any relation with the temperature, the height of the object is the main factor effecting the potential energy.


What happens to thermal energy when temperatures increase?

When the temperature of a material increase, thermal energy is added to the material. It also increases the kinetic and potential energy of the particles. When the temperature reach the boiling or melting point, the kinetic energy stays the same, but the thermal energy and the potential energy still keeps adding and increasing. And when ONLY the potential energy increase, the state of the material changes from one to another.


What will happen if you increase the mass of an object what will the potential energy do?

If you increase the mass of an object, the potential energy will increase.


How could you increase the potential energy of an object?

We can increase the potential energy of an object by applying more energy on it


What will happen to the potential energy if the temperature and kinetic energy increase?

It would depend. Within a system there can be isolated factors influencing different kinetic and potential energies. If the kinetic energy was increased (Let's say gravity), and a random object is pushed off of a table (Now potential energy), the potential energy would in fact be increased. This increase in energy is proportional in the potential and kinetic stages. If the temperature were increased and a "reaction" occurred the potential energy would go up.


What does potential energy depend on to increase?

Potential Energy depends on mass and height to increase(: Hope that helps.MassHeight


How were you able to increase the amount of potential energy the ball had?

As we increase the altitude of the ball the potential energy increases.


How can you increase potential and kinetic energy?

kinetic energy is increase by heat


What can increase potential energy?

increase height or increase weight


How does elevation effect potential energy due to gravity?

Increase in potential energy = weight x increase in height


How does gravitational potential energy of an object increase?

On Earth, Gravitational Potential Energy (GPE) would increase with an increasing altitude.


When temperature does not increase and there is a constant supply of energy where does the energy go?

One possibility is that the temperature is absorbed by a change of phase - for example, when ice melts. This is an increase in potential energy. Of course, it is also possible for energy to drain off (the object cools down while energy is being supplied).


Is temperature potential energy?

No.No.No.No.


Does temperature increase or decrease when kinetic energy increase?

The temperature increases.


How does mass and height affect potential energy?

Increased mass and/or height increase potential energy.


How can you add thermal energy to a substance without increasing temperature?

If the substance's temperature doesn't increase, it must be undergoing a phase change - such as when ice melts. In that case, the thermal energy is used up to increase the potential energy of the individual particles.


What effect does an increase in temperature have on the kinetic energy of molecules?

An increase in temperature increases the kinetic energy of molecules.


What happens to the potential energy as the kinetic of an object increase?

As the kinetic energy of an object increases, its potential energy decreases.


How can you increase potential energy?

Potential energy is vague, which consists of gravitational potential energy, chemical potential energy , etc. How to increase Gravtiational potential energy? Gravitational energy = mass x gravity constant x height looking at the equation, by increasing the height or increasing the mass. Chemical potential energy is basically stored energy, increasing the mass of the stored energy.


How does potential energy in a ball changed to potential energy?

When the ball falls down, the potential energy decreases (potential energy is greater at a greater height), but the kinetic energy (energy due to movement) will increase.


When a boy climbs steps what happened to his potential energy?

If he climbs up the stairs, his potential energy will increase.


How can you increases the potential energy of a diver in the Olympics?

The higher the diving board, the more increase of potential energy.


When a spring compresses does its kinetic energy increase?

No. Its potential energy does decrease.


Why does temperature remain constant during the change of state?

During the time of change of state,the heat or temperature is used to increase the potential energy and there by change of state.This time there will be no change in temperature.