Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 1 - Introduction: Matter and Measurement - Additional Exercises: 1.60a

Answer

A hypothesis is a proposed explanation based on limited evidence and a theory is an explanation of a phenomenon based on substantial evidence.

Work Step by Step

A theory based on lots of evidence, experimentation, or observation, while a hypothesis is not.
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