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What type of energy is in rubber bands

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Horror_Queen

Potential Energy. When you stretch the rubber band, there is Kinetic Energy.

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You have it switched. It's the exact opposite of what you just said.
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Thanks for correcting me.
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Welcome(:
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Depends on if the rubber band is sailing through the air (kinetic) or sitting still (potential).

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Good, and direct answer.
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Potential !

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Unless it's moving.
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Ah Yes Quite True ! :)
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The question does not pertain to a moving rubberband, just the rubberband itself.
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True! But it's nice to add that it can be Kinetic too, and under what circumstances.
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Which you did, in your answer.
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Correct.
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Potential !

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kinetic energy it keeps running on itself

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Not if it's still.
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Elastic Potential Energy

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Umm? No?
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look it up.
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Elastic isn't a form of energy, it's a material.
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Which the rubberband is. And because of its elasticity it has a different type of stored energy. Elastic Potential Energy.
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Potential at rest. Kinetic in motion

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Elastic potential

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