Asked in Biology, Botany or Plant Biology, Genetics
What is water potential gradient?
similar to potential energy, water flows down a gradient from higher potential to lower potential. Higher potential is generally in the soil/roots and lower potential is at the leaves/atmosphere. The water has potential to flow down the gradient ...
How do you convert water into energy?
If you mean hydraulic energy, you don't really "convert water to energy". If the water is in a higher position, it has more energy (potential energy); when it falls down, this potential energy is converted to some other type of energy. ...
Asked in Science
Which way do charges flow?
anything will flow from higher property to lower property... for eg:-water flows from higher level to lower level. in scientific terms, water flows from higher potential energy to lower potential energy. in electricity there is a term electric potential. so +ve charge will flow from higher electric potential to lower electric potential. ...
Asked in Energy
Can kinetic and potential energy be energy?
Both are forms of energy. Potential energy is the available energy that could be used and Kinetic energy is the energy actually being used. Think of Potential energy as being a high cliff with water on top. The higher the cliff the more energy available. If no water is falling though, there is noting being used, But the potential for falling water is still there. Kinetic energy is the water that actually falls. ...
Asked in History of Science
What was the driving force of water?
Generally when water is used as a source of energy it is either the kinetic energy of the flowing water or the potential energy of the water as it changed height that was used as the energy source. In both cases it is gravity that is the ultimate driving force that makes the water move (for kinetic energy) or is the source of the potential energy - which is recovered as the water moves from higher to lower. ...
Asked in Biology, Solar Power
How do you trace electrical energy back to the sun?
That depends on how the electrical energy is generated. Here is one example: The Sun makes water evaporate; when it rains on a continent, it has higher position, and thus higher potential energy, than in the ocean. This potential energy makes turbines move; these move generators, that convert the potential energy into electrical energy. ...
Asked in Osmosis
How does osmosis and diffusion conserve energy?
Osmosis is the net movement of water particles from a area of higher water potential to an area of lower water potential and this does not require any extra energy input like in active transport. Therefore energy is conserved. ...
Asked in Environmental Issues, Energy
How is the water energy resource produced or made?
Water has gravitational potential energy if it is at a higher elevation (for instance, above sea level). This usually happens as a result of water evaporating, and then raining down at higher elevations. ...
Asked in Hydro Power
How does falling water transfer from potential energy to electrical energy?
The water in a reservoir or lake, at a higher level than the water turbine, has potential energy. When released to flow down to the turbine it gains kinetic energy due to the movement of mass, then this is turned to mechanical energy in the turbine and finally to electrical energy in the generator ...
Asked in Cooking Times and Temperatures
Will the temperature of the heated water be higher when 4 peanuts were used to heat the water?
I believe yes because each peanut has potential energy and 4 peanuts have more potential energy than just one. ...
Asked in Energy
How is potential energy is stored?
It really depends on the type of potential energy, but basically, just keeping an object in a high energy position, against some force, will store the potential energy. For example, water has more potential energy when it is in a higher position; typically it would be kept in a high position by a dam, until the energy is needed. ...
What a water able a hydroelectric dam have kinetic energy or potential energy?
The raised water, which stores the energy, has gravitational potential energy.While it is moving, the water has kinetic energy. ...
Is a person diving into water an example of potential energy?
Its a bad example, but some potential energy is involved. You convert chemical energy from the fuel to kinetic energy and heat energy. The kinetic energy drives you into the water. There the car sinks because of the height difference and gravity. This is a form of potential energy. A better example would be a person driving up and down a mountain. When driving up a mountain you store kinetic energy into potential energy. On the way down you regain the potential energy you stored, which results...
Asked in Physics, Energy, Kinematics
Is hydroelectricity energy potential or kinetic energy?
The source of hydroelectricity is the potential energy stored in water at higher elevations. This potential energy is converted to kinetic energy as the water falls through the piping leading to the turbines in the dam. The turbines convert the water's kinetic energy into mechanical energy and turn the generators which convert the mechanical energy into electrical energy. So you see there are actually four types of energy involved in the production of hydroelectricity. ...