02-atoms_mol_ions - CHEM 1310: General Chemistry (Sections...

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CHEM 1310: General Chemistry (Sections LM) LECTURE NOTES Chapter 2: Atoms, Molecules, and Ions I. Scientific Method “Hard” science is conducted by making ______________________ about chemical and physical phenomena. Scientists formulate possible explanations for their observations called ________________ that are used to make predictions that can be tested experimentally. Here are some interesting publications for keeping up with advancements in chemistry: Chemical and Engineering News Science N a t u r e From studying chemistry via the scientific method, researchers can develop theories and laws. What is the difference between a theory and a law? II. Fundamental Chemical Laws and Theories a. Law of Conservation of Mass Mass is neither ______________________ nor _________________________ in a chemical change. b. Law of Definite Proportions A given chemical compound always contains the same proportion by _____________ of its constituent ____________________. c.
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course CHEM 1310 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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02-atoms_mol_ions - CHEM 1310: General Chemistry (Sections...

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