Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 1 - Chemical Foundations - Questions - Page 34: 17


A law describes 'what' a phenomenon is, while a theory describes 'why' the phenomenon occurs.

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A natural law, or a law describes a phenomenon, but a theory attempts to explain why that phenomenon may occur.
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