Chemistry Exam 1
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is the science of matter and its transformations from one form to another.
is anything that has mass and occupies space.
is an idea that is tentatively proposed as an explanation for some observation and provides a basis for experimentation.
It did not involve numeric data. It was clear that there was an effect, but further studies were needed to find out how significant the effect was.
information is obtained from measurements that produce numeric data.
a scientific law is statement that summarizes and expalins a wide range of experimental results and has not been contradicted by experiments. A law can predict unknown results and also can be disproved or falsified by new experiments. when the results of a new experiment contradict a law, that exciting to a scientist.
a successful hypothesis is often designated as a theory. A unifying principle that explains a body of facts and the laws based on them.
makes a theory more concrete, often in a physical or a mathematical form. Models of molecules, for example, were important in determining how paclitaxel binds to tubulin and kills cells.
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