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science that tries to understand how matter behaves by studying how atoms and molecules behave

chemistry

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A way of learning that emphasizes OBSERVATION & EXPERIMENTATION--- to understand the world

scientific method

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key characteristics of the SCIENTIFIC METHOD INCLUDE

OBSERVATION
HYPOTHESIS
EXPERIMENT
THEORY

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Measurement of some aspect of nature

observation

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a tentative explanation of the observations

hypothesis

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highly controlled observations designed to validate or invalidate hypotheses

experiment

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a brief statement that summarizes past obeservations and predicts future one

scientific law

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In a chemical reaction matter is neither created nor destroyed

Law of conservation of mass

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_______ provide a broader and deeper explanation for obseravations and laws

theory

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______ _____ JOHN DALTON: all matter was composed of small indestructible particles called atoms

Atomic theory

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To succeed as a chemist you must have 4 factors

imagination
commitment
calculations
curiosity