Chapter 1 - Vocabulary for Chemistry and Society 1.Chemistry-is the study of matter and the changes it undergoes 2.Natural Philosophy-Philosophical

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Vocabulary for Chemistry and Society 1.Chemistry-is the study of matter and the changes it undergoes. 2.Natural Philosophy-Philosophical speculation about nature 3. Alchemy-a mystical investigation practiced in the middle ages 4.Technology-practical application of knowledge 5. Science-is an accumulation of knowledge about nature and our physical world based on observations and experimental tests of our assumptions. 6.Hypothesis-a tentative explanation of observations 7. Theory- the best current explanation for a phenomenon 8. Scientific Law- is a brief statement that summarizes large amounts of data 9. Scientific Model- uses tangible items or pictures to represent invisible processes and help explain complex phenomena 10. Variables- those things that can change during an experiment 11. Risk-Benefit Analysis- can help us decide which outweighs the other 12. Applied Research- is to make particular kinds of useful products 13. Basic Research- carried out simply to obtain
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  • Chemistry, Atom, pH, 2.Natural Philosophy-Philosophical speculation, Alchemy-a mystical investigation, ages 4.Technology-practical application

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