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 - Page 19: 24


No, the steps in scientific methodology don't always need to be followed in the same order. The conduction of the steps can be altered to suit the requirements of the scientist, time constraints etc.

Work Step by Step

- Every experiment is different and thus the steps followed can be altered, in many cases the hypothesis can be revised after the experimental data is collected. - Similarly, theoretical research can precede or follow the experimental findings, based on the liking of the scientist.
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