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10th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305957404

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10th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305957404
Textbook Problem

Define and explain the differences between the following terms.

  1. a. law and theory
  2. b. theory and experiment
  3. c. qualitative and quantitative
  4. d. hypothesis and theory

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The definition and explanation for the given set of term has to be given.

Explanation

Law: A verbal or mathematical statement of explanations given for observations is called as law.

Theory: The observations, laws from experiments and related phenomena are explained by theory.

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The definition and explanation for the given set of term has to be given.

Explanation

Theory: The observations, laws from experiments and related phenomena are explained by theory.

Experiment: Performing a scientific method to calculate or test hypothesis is known as experiment.

(c)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The definition and explanation for the given set of term has to be given.

Explanation

Qualitative: The properties of a substance which are given without using any number or explicit measurements are called as qualitative.  For example color of the substance.

Quantitative: The properties of a substance which are given by using number and explicit measurements are called as quantitative.  For example mass of the substance.

(d)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The definition and explanation for the given set of term has to be given.

Explanation

Hypothesis: The observations are explained by hypothesis.

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