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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.
People got sick whether the oysters were raw or cooked.
Everyone who ate oysters got sick.
Bacteria in the oysters may have caused the illness.
Symptoms include nausea and dizziness
2. The statement, "Osmium has a density of 22.59 g/mL, which makes it the densest element known" is an example of:
a hypothesisa theory
a lawan experimental observation
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 datuma theorya lawa hypothesis
4. A hypothesis is
obeyed under any circumstances.
a theory that has been proved
a tentative explanation for a natural phenomenon
a description of a pattern or relationship in experimental data
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General Chemistry Online! Quiz: Scientific method

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