Chemistry (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Chemistry - 1.3 Thinking Like a Scientist - 1.3 Lesson Check: 22

Answer

A Hypothesis is a proposed explanation for an observation. A theory is a well-tested explanation for a broad set of observations.

Work Step by Step

The definitions of theory vs. hypothesis can be read in 22-23.
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