Chapter Review Questions (HW 2)

Chapter Review Questions (HW 2) - CHEM 1015 Homework #2...

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CHEM 1015 Homework #2 Posted: August 24, 2007 Due: Thursday, August 30, 2007 Choose the best response to each of the following multiple choice questions and fill in the corresponding space on your orange opscan. 1. Chemistry is everywhere, not just in a laboratory. 1. true 2. false 2. Science is a collection of unalterable facts. After all, the facts have to have been tested and reproduced before they were published in refereed journals. 1. true 2. false 3. Everyone would agree that the conversion of coal to liquid fuel is a good idea. After all we will eventually exhaust our supplies of (or the global access to) crude petroleum. 1. true 2. false 4. Which is more important, basic research or applied research? 1. basic 2. applied 3. I can't make a judgment until I see a desirability quotient calculation (ratio of benefits v risks) on a specific research project. 5. A scientific hypothesis is, by definition, 1. absolute. 2. infallible 3. unpredictable. 4. mystical. 5. simple. 6. tentative. 6. The French Chemist Antoine Lavoisier found that the weight of objects before burning ` and the weight of the combustion products after burning were equal. He concluded that the total weight did not change during a process. Which best describes Lavoisier's conclusion. 1. From casual observation, Lavoisier created a scientific law. 2. From careful observation of his meticulously recorded laboratory records, Lavoisier created a scientific law. 3. From an established scientific law, Lavoisier went further and created a scientific theory.
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4. From experimentation, Lavoisier created a scientific law. 5. Tragically, this Father of Modern Chemistry was guillotined by French revolutionary forces for tax evasion. 6. Tragically, this Father of Modern Chemistry was guillotined by French revolutionary forces for tax collection. 7. "All that exists are atoms and empty space. All else is opinion." This quote is attributed by your textbook author to 1. Democritus 2. Plato 3. Thales 4. Empedocles 5. Aristotle 8. Tangible items or pictures used by scientists to represent invisible processes are called
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course CHEM 1015 taught by Professor Jeeddleton during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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Chapter Review Questions (HW 2) - CHEM 1015 Homework #2...

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