Ch.1 - Intro to General ChemistrySee all chapters
All Chapters
Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Identify each statement as being most like an observation, a law, or a theory. a. All coastal areas experience two high tides and two low tides each day. b. The tides in Earth's oceans are caused mainly by the gravitational attraction of the moon. c. Yesterday, high tide in San Francisco Bay occurred at 2:43 A.M. and 3:07 P.M. d. Tides are higher at the full moon and new moon than at other times of the month. 

Problem

Identify each statement as being most like an observation, a law, or a theory.

a. All coastal areas experience two high tides and two low tides each day.

b. The tides in Earth's oceans are caused mainly by the gravitational attraction of the moon.

c. Yesterday, high tide in San Francisco Bay occurred at 2:43 A.M. and 3:07 P.M.

d. Tides are higher at the full moon and new moon than at other times of the month.