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Glossary of Chemistry Words

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Observation
something that is witnessed and recorded
Theory
possible explanation of why something's observed
Model
a simplified way of explaining a complex concept to make it easier to understand and predict
Natural Law
summary of observations (does not explain reason for observation)
Qualitive
description without measurement of precise, numerical information
Quantitative
description using measurement and precise, numerical information
Microscale
tiny particles
Macroscale
measurable amounts
Process/Transition
interactions and changes
Matter
anything that has mass and takes up space (volume)

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