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Chemistry in Focus 3rd edition Tro Chapter 1 Molecular Reasons
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Firesticks A chemical reaction is an extraordinary transformation. Microscopic vs. Macroscopic Worlds Interpretation of a situation depends manner in which it is framed And so, why should nonscience majors study science (chemistry in particular)?
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Molecular Reasons Chemistry is a world we cannot see, yet it is the cause of all that is around us. Chemists examine the for our observations.
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The Scientist and the Artist To what extent can each be used to frame “science” as we know it? Antoine Lavoisier
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Scientific Method: a process by which a set of observations leads to
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Underlying Causes Hypothesis Experiment Theory Further experimentation
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First Wonderers Greek philosophers Plato Democritus Thales Empedocles Aristotelian logic
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Alchemy Goal: transmutation and discovery of the “elixir of life” Metallurgy Mysticism and secrecy slowed any real scientific progress.
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course CHEM 1015 taught by Professor Jeeddleton during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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