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Quiz: Scientific method
1. A hypothesis is
a tentative explanation for a natural phenomenon
obeyed under any circumstances.
a theory that has been proved
a description of a pattern or relationship in experimental data
2. 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 takes less time to cook in Baltimore than in Denver.
An egg cooked for 27 minutes in Baltimore was badly overcooked.
3. The statement, "Osmium has a density of 22.59 g/mL, which makes it the densest element known" is an example of:
a lawan experimental observation
a hypothesisa theory
4. A natural law is
an explanation that has been proved
a description of a pattern or relationship in experimental data
obeyed under any circumstances.
a tentative explanation for a natural phenomenon
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General Chemistry Online! Quiz: Scientific method

Copyright © 1997-2005 by Fred Senese
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