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12 Cards in this Set

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the study of the composition of matter (what things are made of) and what changes this matter undergoes
Organic chemistry
study of essentially all substances containing carbon.
Inorganic chemistry
specializes primarily in substances that do not contain carbon.
Analytical Chemistry
concerned with the composition of substances
Physical Chemistry
concerned with theories and experiments that describe the behavior of chemicals.
the study of the chemistry of living organisms.
scientific method
one logical approach to the solution of scientific problems. Used for solving many kinds of problems because it is closely related to common sense.
Made by using your senses to directly obtain information.
proposed explanation or reason for what is observed.
to test a hypothesis.
a broad and extensively tested explanation of why experiments give certain results. Can never be proved because there is always the possibility that a new experiment will disprove it.
scientific law
a concise statement that summarizes the results of many observations and experiments.