Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 1 - The Chemical World - Exercises - Questions - Page 10: 9


Basic differences are :

Work Step by Step

1.A law is an observation; a theory is the explanation of that observation. 2.A theory requires experimentation under various conditions. A law has no such requirements. 3.A theory may become obsolete with time. This is not the case with a law. 4.A theory can be replaced by another better theory; however, this never happens with a law. 5.A theory may be strong or weak according to the amount of evidence available. A law is a universally observable fact.
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