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Unformatted text preview: Chemistry in Focus 4th edition Tro Chapter 1 Molecular Reasons 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)? My academic level is • A. 1 • B. 2 • C. 3 • D. 4 • E. I fall somewhere in between. I have used an iclicker before • A. yes • B. no • C. I have used another data collection system. Why are YOU here? 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. The Scientist and the Artist • To what extent can each be used to frame “science” as we know it? • Antoine Lavoisier Scientific Method: a process by which a set of observations leads to Underlying Causes • Hypothesis • Experiment • Theory • Further experimentation First Wonderers Greek philosophers – Plato – Democritus – Thales – Empedocles • Aristotelian logic Alchemy...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2010 for the course CHEM 91502 taught by Professor Auld,f during the Spring '10 term at Virginia Tech.

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Chapter1 - Chemistry in Focus 4th edition Tro Chapter 1 Molecular Reasons Firesticks • A chemical reaction is an extraordinary transformation •

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