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chemistry lecture 1 - Nykoya Watson Chemistry August...

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Nykoya Watson Chemistry August 26.2010 Lecture 1 What chemists try to do is discover the relationships between the particle structure of matter and the properties of matter we observe. Chemistry is the science that seeks to understand what matter does by studying what atoms and molecules do. Everything is made of tiny pieces called atoms and molecules. Chemists believe that the properties of a substance are determined by the kinds, numbers, and relationships between these pieces. The scientific method is a process for trying to understand nature by observing nature and the way it behaves, and by conducting experiments to test our ideas. Key characteristics of the scientific method include Observation , formulation of Hypotheses , Experimentation , and formulation of Laws and Theories. Philosophers: Observe nature. Explain the behavior of nature. Communicate and debate ideas with other philosophers. Truth is revealed through logic and debate. Scientists: Observe nature. Explain the behavior of nature. Communicate and debate ideas with other scientists.
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