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Quiz: Scientific method
1. A hypothesis is
obeyed under any circumstances.
a description of a pattern or relationship in experimental data
a tentative explanation for a natural phenomenon
a theory that has been proved
2. A number of people become ill after eating dinner in a restaurant. Which of the following statements is a hypothesis?
People got sick whether the oysters were raw or cooked.
Everyone who ate oysters got sick.
Symptoms include nausea and dizziness
Bacteria in the oysters may have caused the illness.
The cooks felt really bad about it.
3. The statement, "Osmium has a density of 22.59 g/mL, which makes it the densest element known" is an example of:
an experimental observationa hypothesis
a theorya law
4. A natural law is
obeyed under any circumstances.
a tentative explanation for a natural phenomenon
a description of a pattern or relationship in experimental data
an explanation that has been proved
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General Chemistry Online! Quiz: Scientific method

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