ENERGY FLOW IN THE LIFE OFA CELL
What is energy?
Energy can be defined simply as the capacity to do work,including synthesizing molecules, moving objects, andgenerating heat and light. There are two types of energy:
kinetic energy and potential energy
. Both of these in turnexist in many different forms. Kinetic energy, or energy of motion, includes light, heat, electricity, and movement of largeobjects. Potential energy or stored energy, includes chemicalenergy stored in the bonds that holds atoms together inmolecules, electrical energy stored in the battery, andpositional energy stored in a diver poised to spring.