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# does we make electricity by thunder

Note by Vikas Mali
4 years, 6 months ago

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does we have good grammar?

- 4 years, 6 months ago

According to me,the sound energy of the thunder can be converted into electrical energy by using the phenomenon of piezoelectricity.In a piezoelectric crystal(such as quartz,topaz),a stress is applied on one side which causes an accumulation of charge on the other side,thus creating a potential difference.This potential difference can be utilised to generate electricity.In this case the mechanical stress can be provided by the air molecules(which have been provided with high kinetic energy due to the thunder).But the problem is to get the energy of the molecules in one place

- 4 years, 6 months ago

yes we does

- 4 years, 6 months ago

This question is actually impossible, because thunder is made up off sound waves not electrical energy. This means we cannot make electricity from it. NOOBS DO SOME SCIENCE!!!!!!

- 4 years, 6 months ago

This question actually is possible, just look at Ray E.s comment. Let him tutor you and because you can become more knowledgeable on this subject.

- 4 years, 6 months ago

Actually, sound energy can be transferred to kinetic energy, for example, a loud sound might make things shake, so in theory with the right technology, it's possible

- 4 years, 6 months ago

If you meant lightning, no, not currently but in the future it would be possible (eg. a lightning rod)

- 4 years, 6 months ago

NO it is not possible bcoz the thunder has very very high voltage which cannot be store. But in future it would be possible by new technology

- 4 years, 6 months ago

To clarify, does thunder refers to the sound? It is a vibration of many air molecules, and thus the first problem is getting all the (or most of the) energy in the air into one location, which we know is impossible as this is decreasing entropy. So it is going to be very ineffective, as the energy is long dissipated out

But if lighting is being referred to, then we suppose that we can actually store such a high voltage. Lighting is formed by a charge difference, and thus it is like static electricity. To "store" this electricity requires it to be caught, which is easy by placing a (positively?) charged object in the path, but when the lighting "strikes" the object, the object turns to uncharged and then negatively charged. So storing it as a charge difference turns out not to be a good idea (unless a metal wire is directed from the ground to the sky and it forms some sort of electric current in the wire, which may be usable for a very short amount of time, which is not sufficient to store electricity...).

As an extension, how about storing it as chemical energy?

- 4 years, 6 months ago