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 - Exercises - The Scientific Method: 5

Answer

To test a theory, an experiment should be carefully setup under controlled circumstances, and the parameters should be changed one at a time to observe the effect. The results must be reproducible, so that a pattern can be recognized and compared with theory.

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To test a theory, an experiment should be carefully setup under controlled circumstances, and the parameters should be changed one at a time to observe the effect. The results must be reproducible, so that a pattern can be recognized and compared with theory.
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