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

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