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Quiz: Scientific method
1. Which of the following statements is a law?
Higher altitude means lower boiling points for water, all other things held equal.
An egg cooked for 27 minutes in Baltimore was badly overcooked.
An egg cooks in 17 minutes at sea level.
An egg takes less time to cook in Baltimore than in Denver.
2. 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 lawa theorya datuma hypothesis
3. 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.
Everyone who ate oysters got sick.
Symptoms include nausea and dizziness
Bacteria in the oysters may have caused the illness.
People got sick whether the oysters were raw or cooked.
4. A natural law is
a description of a pattern or relationship in experimental data
a tentative explanation for a natural phenomenon
an explanation that has been proved
obeyed under any circumstances.
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General Chemistry Online! Quiz: Scientific method

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