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L E C T U R E N O T E S LECTURE 2 Scientific Method GENERAL CHEMISTRY Fall 2009 Updated: 11/22/2011
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1.3 Solving Problems Using the Scientific Approach Three major parts to solving problems 1. Observations – recognizing the problem 2. Formulating hypotheses 3. Performing experiments 1.4 Using Scientific Thinking to Solve a Problem This section is an illustration of the scientific method 1.5 The Scientific Method "A logical approach to solving problems by observing and collecting data, formulating  hypotheses, testing hypotheses, and formulating theories that are supported by data." A. The Cycle: Observing, Formulate hypotheses, Collecting Data, and Publishing  1. Observing a. Macroscopic versus microscopic i. Macro: large – see the overall form ii. Micro: small – see the details of substance iii. Ex. Water a. Macro : flows, freezes b. Micro : Water is a molecule composed of hydrogen  and oxygen b. The use of the senses to obtain information
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