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# What law of thermodynamics states that different forms of energy can be converted into one another?

###### Answered 2010-02-23 14:07:39

That's related to the First Law of Thermodynamics - the Law of Conservation of Energy.

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First law

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## Related Questions

The first law of thermodynamics states that whenever energy is converted from one form to another, the total quantity of energy remains the same.

Energy can be converted from one form to another, but it cannot be created or destroyed

No, it won't increase nor decrease. Energy can't be created or destroyed (First Law of Thermodynamics). On the other hand, the amount of USEFUL energy will usually decrease in energy transformations (Second Law of Thermodynamics).

the first law of thermodynamics also known as the law of the conservation of energy states that energy cannot be created or destroyed during a chemical reaction but can only be transformed or converted from one form to another.

It can be converted between different forms of energy.It can be converted between different forms of energy.It can be converted between different forms of energy.It can be converted between different forms of energy.

It is not converted, it's naturally changed from one form to another.

There are many different types of energy; the details of energy conversion are different, from case to case.

Since energy can't be created nor destroyed (First Law of Thermodynamics), a loss or waste of energy really means that useful energy is converted into unusable energy (Second Law of Thermodynamics).

The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. (1) Total energy remains constant. (2) Entropy increases. Another way to state this is that useful energy is converted into unusable energy.

No, most heat energy can never be converted into work. Heat is the most entropic form of energy, and therefore is limited by the second law of thermodynamics.

That's the "Conservation of Energy"; also know as the "First Law of Thermodynamics". Please note that while TOTAL energy is conserved (doesn't change), in most or all processes that occur in practice, USEFUL energy is converted into UNUSABLE energy - often heat.

Electric Energy can be converted into many different forms of energy. The most common type of energy electricity is converted into is light energy - as with a light bulb. Another form of energy electricity can be converted into would be kinetic (motion) energy.

You must be referring to the two Laws of Thermodynamics. Stated in terms of energy: 1. The First Law of Thermodynamics is the Law of Conservation of Energy, meaning that energy can not be created or destroyed. 2. However, useful energy is continuously being converted into unusable energy. This is irreversible. This is the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

First Law of Thermodynamics is also known as Conservation of Energy. Second Law of Thermodynamics means that useful energy is continuously being converted into unusable energy - there are irreversible processes in our Universe, with respect to energy. Read the Wikipedia articles for a more thorough discussion.

Usually yes. The energy isn't entirel "lost" - in the sense of the First Law of Thermodynamics it is still there. However (in the sense of the Second Law of Thermodynamics) it gets converted to a lower-quality energy, that can no longer be used, so for all practical purposes it is lost.

The Properties of Energy are: 1) Energy can be transferred from one object to another. 2) Energy comes in many different forms, which can generally be divided into Potential or Kinetic energy. 3) Energy can be converted from any one of these forms into any other, and vice versa. 4) Energy is never created or destroyed - this is called the First Law of Thermodynamics.

The First Law is Conservation of Energy (stated in the language of Thermodynamics). Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. The Second Law has many formulations; one of them is that entropy increases. Another is that there are irreversible processes in the Universe - irreversible in the sense of energy processes. In other words, useful energy is constantly being converted into unusable energy.

The first law of thermodynamics states that you can't create or destroy energy. The second law of thermodynamics has been formulated in several ways; one of them is that useful energy is constantly being converted to useless energy - in other words, with respect to energy, there are irreversible processes in nature.

First Law of Thermodynamics: Energy can be converted from one form to another, but cannot be created or destroyed.Second Law of Thermodynamics: The second law of thermodynamics states that for any process occurring in a closed system, the entropy increases for an irreversible system and remains constant for a reversible system, but never decreases.

Yes, it can be converted into another kind of Energy. Example: The chemical energy of petroleum is converted to mechanical energy in a car engine with some loss as heat and sound energy. The mechanical energy is converted to kinetic energy.

Anywhere between 0% and 100%. Different energy transformations have different efficiencies.

Any process in which energy is transformed - or even where energy is simply stored. Energy is always conserved, so basically you can't find a counterexample.Consider, as an example, a falling object. Potential energy (energy of position) is converted to kinetic energy (movement energy). Once it crashes on the ground, this kinetic energy is converted to heat. In the entire process, no energy is created or destroyed - it is simply converted from one form to another.

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