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chemical energy n.
Energy liberated by a chemical reaction or absorbed in the formation of a chemical compound.

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  • chemical energy usually moves in a labyrinth which the chemist may be able to thread only in one direction.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
  • The chemical energy of coal and other fuels cannot be directly converted into electric energy.

  • Further, the manifoldness of chemical energy is the cause of the peculiar manner in which it is transformed into other forms.

    Natural Philosophy Wilhelm Ostwald
  • They convert the radiant energy into chemical energy and use this energy in decomposing the carbon dioxide.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • While carbon serves to build up the plant body and represents its supply of chemical energy, the oxygen is returned to the air.

    Natural Philosophy Wilhelm Ostwald
  • The largest expenditure of mechanical and chemical energy is needed for a voluminous solid vegetal diet.

    The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel
  • But the chemical energy of the sun's rays is not the sole cause of the fading of colors.

  • In consequence, however, of their chemical energy these ultra-violet rays are of the utmost importance to the organic world.

  • The radiant energy of the sun is transformed by plants into chemical energy.

    The Mechanism of Life Stphane Leduc
  • Until now we have generated steam by the chemical energy of burned coal.

    Woman and Socialism August Bebel

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