Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 1 - The Nature of Chemistry - Questions for Review and Thought - Review Questions: 4

Answer

A law gives a rule regarding a given phenomenon, while a theory aims to explain why that phenomenon happens.

Work Step by Step

A law gives a rule regarding a given phenomenon, while a theory aims to explain why that phenomenon happens. In other words, a law is an observed phenomenon, and a theory aims to explain why that law is true.
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