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Inductive Reasoning
Discovering general principles bsed on many careful observations of specific cases.
Deductive Reasoning
The analysis of specific cases using general purposes.
Hypothesis
An educated guess.
Theory
A hypothesis that has withstood many tests.
Experimental Control
Parts of the experiment that dont change.
Autotrophs
Make their own food-photsynthesis.
Heterotrophs
Eat food made by others-cellular respiration.
Elements
Any substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances by chemical reactions.
Compound
Chemical combination of 2 or more atoms of DIFFERENT elements.
Isotopes
Atoms with unusual number od neutrons. Radioactive isotopes have unstable nuclei that break apart and release energy.
Ion
Atoms with unequal numbers of protons and electrons. These are "charged" atoms.
Orbital
Space where an electron is most likey to be found.
Buffers
Compounds that minimize pH charges.
Solution
A liquid that is sompletely homogenous mixture.
Solvent
Dissolving agent.
Solute
Dissolved substance.