General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson Prentice Hal
ISBN 10: 0132064529
ISBN 13: 978-0-13206-452-1

Chapter 1 - Matter: Its Properties and Measurement - 1-6 Concept Assessment - Page 21: 1-6


For a theory to be considered as plausible, it must, first and foremost, agree with and/or predict the results from controlled experiments.

Work Step by Step

It should involve the fewest number of assumptions (i.e., follow Occam’s Razor). The best theories predict new phenomena that are subsequently observed after the appropriate experiments have been performed.
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