What is active energy?
Energy that is being used.
Active energy is what we use in every day thing like computer, t.v, light, laptops, and everything you plug in. that is why we use it all the time
Potential energy is energy that has the potential to be active. For example, when you pick up a pen, that is gravitational potenial energy, becasue it has the potetial to be dropped, in grvaity. Active energy would be when the pen is droppped and it is moving, it is active. It has a source of energy. Active energy is energy that is moving and working.
"Active" in this context means that energy is required. A substance will flow in a certain direction, through diffusion, without having to provide additional energy. To force the substance in the opposite direction would require energy; the cell has to be "active" to achieve this, and this requires energy.
Active energy requires more energy because it is pushing particles through the cell membrane across the concentration gradient. Passive energy follows the high to low principle. Basically, active energy is pushing against the natural high to low principle and needs energy in order to accomplish its task