Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Chemistry - 1.2 Chemistry and You - Chemistry & You: Technology - Accidental Chemistry - Page 13: 2

Answer

They were using both applied and pure research. They had a main goal they were experimenting toward but along the way created or founded a new substance and/or material.

Work Step by Step

The scientists are using applied science at first but later they use pure. The scientists have a main goal they're trying to research or make. However, they end up making something totally different or researching something other then the project, then creating something new and useful and/or still letting them complete their main goal.
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