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Feb5-13, 08:27 PM
Welcome to PF,
My first set of questions come from the source of the potential energy. My understanding is that the source is the battery (battery = voltage source)? If the electrons were to flow to the positive terminal of the battery does the battery increase the potential energy analogous to someone raising a ball?
If the battery is providing an increase of potential energy, where is this energy coming from in the first place (could it be chemical energy from the battery)?
Yes. (Meaning "yes it is coming from chemical energy," not just "yes it could be)."