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Chem Vocab Chapter 1
a type of scientific investigation that is undertaken to solve a specific problem
the study of matter and the changes that it undergoes
in an experiment, the standard that is used for comparison
in an experiment, the variable whose value depends on the independent variable
a set of controlled observations that test the hypothesis
a tentative, testable statement or prediction about what has been observed
in an experiment, the variable that the experimenter plans to change
a measure of the amount of matter
anything that takes up space
a visual, verbal, and/or mathematical explanation of data collected from many experiments
a type of scientific investigation that seeks to gain knowledge for the sake of knowledge itself
information describing color, odor, shape, or some other physical characteristic
numerical information describing how much, how little, how big, how tall, how fast, etc.
describes a relationship in nature that is supported by many experiments
expresses numbers as a multiple of two factors; a number between 1 and 10 raised to a power
the practical use of scientific information
an explanation supported by many experiments; still subject to new experimental data
a measure of an amount of matter and also the effect of Earth's gravitational pull on that matter
a judgement based on the information obtained
expresses numbers as a multiple of two factors: a number between 1 and 10, and 10 raised to a power