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Unformatted text preview: Scientific Method • Observation - collect experimental data (i.e., facts). • Generalization - summarize experimental data as statement without explanation about general phenomenon- a Scientific Law. • Rationalization - offer a tentative explanation of Scientific Law or particular phenomenon - a Hypothesis. • Verification - an accepted explanation of Scientific Law or particular phenomenon- Scientific Theory. Identify each of the following as a(n) Observation or Hypothesis 1. A silver spoon turns gray after being left out. 2. Water freezes at 0 C. 3. Ice cubes have a greater volume than liquid from which they formed because the water molecules are further apart in the ice structure than in the liquid form. Identify the following as a(n) observation (i.e., fact), hypothesis, or law. 1. Tomato plants raised in dim light are frail and yellow, while those raised in sunlight are strong and green....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course CHEM 111 taught by Professor Zombeck during the Winter '07 term at Saginaw Valley.

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