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Re: [Phys-L] strange things in chem book

If I examined such a book, I would not adopt it. I suspect that since you are in a public high school that
you are stuck with the book. is that the case?

On 14 Sep 2012 at 2:52, Paul Lulai wrote:

I am teaching gen chem for the first time in years (high school). The book says some strange things:
a hypothesis is a prediction with an explanation.
a theory is a how we think things work.
a law is a mathematical model for prediction.
a theory can not become a law.
a data table should only include raw data. it should not include any calculation, not even subtraction of two collected values.
These statements seem to be a bit odd. Am I alone?

Have a good one.
Thanks for your input.

Paul Lulai.
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