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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

State whether the following is a hypothesis, theory, or law of science. Global climate change is occurring because of human-generated carbon dioxide Explain.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The given statement has to be identified as theory, law, or hypothesis and the reason has to be explained.

Concept introduction:

Hypothesis:

A tentative explanation or prediction in accordance with current knowledge.

Law:

A concise verbal or mathematical statement of a behavior or a relation that seems always to be the same under the same conditions.

Theory:

A well tested, unifying principle that explains a body of facts and the laws based on them.  These are explanations of natural phenomenon and they don’t change or any kind of guesses can’t be made.

Explanation

The given statement is hypothesis, because the prediction is made with current knowledge.  The reason for the global climate change is d...

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