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Quiz: Scientific method
1. A number of people become ill after eating dinner in a restaurant. Which of the following statements is a hypothesis?
The cooks felt really bad about it.
Bacteria in the oysters may have caused the illness.
Symptoms include nausea and dizziness
Everyone who ate oysters got sick.
People got sick whether the oysters were raw or cooked.
2. A hypothesis is
obeyed under any circumstances.
a description of a pattern or relationship in experimental data
a theory that has been proved
a tentative explanation for a natural phenomenon
3. The statement, "A chemical reaction never creates products that weigh more or less than the reactants", is based on three centuries of experimental observation. The statement is an example of:
a hypothesisa lawa datuma theory
4. Which of the following statements is a law?
Higher altitude means lower boiling points for water, all other things held equal.
An egg cooks in 17 minutes at sea level.
An egg cooked for 27 minutes in Baltimore was badly overcooked.
An egg takes less time to cook in Baltimore than in Denver.
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General Chemistry Online! Quiz: Scientific method

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