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Chapter 1 Key Terms

Introductory Chemistry (Corwin) 4TH Edition Chapter 1 Key Terms Don Rogers

Chapter 1 Key TermsChapter 1 Key Terms
Alchemy A pseudoscience that attempted to convert a base metal, such as lead, to gold; a medieval science that sought to discover a universal cure for disease and a magic potion for immortality.
Biochemistry The study of chemical substances derived from plants and animals.
Chemistry The branch of science that studies the composition and properties of matter.
Experiment A scientific procdeure for gatherubg data abd recirdubg ibservatuibs under controlled conditions.
Hypothesis A tentative proposal of a scientific principle that attempts to explain the meaning of a set of data collected in an experiment.
Inorganic chemistry The study of chemical substances that do not contain carbon.
Natural Law An extensively tested proposal of a scientific principle that states a measurable relationship under different experimental conditions.
Organic chemistry The study of chemical substances that contain carbon.
Science The methodical exploration of nature and the logical explanation of the observations.
Scientific Method A systematic investigation that entails performing an experiment, proposing a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis, and stating a theory or law.
Theory An extensively tested proposal of a scientific principle that explains the behaviour of nature.
Created by: DonRogers