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Chapter 5, Problem 44E
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Since the time of G. N. Lewis, other, more powerful theories have been developed to explain chemical bonding, yet Lewis theory is still incredibly useful. Use what you know about the scientific method and the nature of scientific theories to explain how this can be so.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Usefulness of Lewis theory over other theories to explain chemical bonding is to be discussed. The advantages of this theory are to be explained in the context of the scientific method and the nature of scientific theories.

Concept Introduction:

A scientific method consists of making observations and formulating a hypothesis. This is followed by making testable predictions that are tested over and over, to state whether or not the hypothesis is correct.

A scientific theory is based on one or more hypotheses supported by repeated testing. A theory describes why and how something happens. In many cases, one theory forms the basis on which other theories can be built. Thus, theories can evolve.

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Lewis made many observations and constructed a theoretical model. Based on this model, he predicted many molecules that can be formed from certain elements and his predictions were accurate...

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