Chemistry 12th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0078021510
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-151-0

Chapter 1 - Chemistry: The Study of Change - Questions & Problems - Page 29: 1.1

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The "scientific method" refers to a methodical approach towards investigation which includes a variety of steps that intend to provide an answer to a previously set problem or question. This method consists of the observation and recollection of data that relates to the problem, the formulation of a hypothesis that intends to respond to the questions, experimentation in order to deny or ratify the hypothesis, a theory, and finally a law.

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