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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
Jules Bruno

Scientific Method

When it comes to the scientific method itself, we could think of it as being presented within this outline. 

Scientific method steps

What is the scientific method

When it comes to scientific method, it’s just a process that we use to help us design and perform experiments. Its main focus is to help us minimize experimental errors and other types of biases that crop up when we’re doing any type of experiment. It’s supposed to help us gain greater understanding in terms of accuracy and precision when it comes to our results.

What are the steps of the scientific method

Here, the first thing we do when it comes to the scientific method is we make an observation. Once we make an observation, we ask ourselves a question. That question should lead us to some type of research in order to determine if our observation holds weight. 

From that, we can come up with our hypothesis which can be thought of as the answer that we think we’ll find when studying our observation. Once we do that, we continue with the  experimentation. We tasked our experimentation to see if it works or not. If it doesn't, if the experiment isn't working, we just have to continue onward with our experimentation.

This portion here may involve multiple runs, multiple tests. Once we get to the point where the experiment is working, and remember, the experiment itself is just a tool to help us invent a way of answering our question. 

From there we can have the analysis of results and conclusions. From our conclusions, we can either determine if our hypothesis is true. If it is, we could continue in revealing our results to the scientific community. If we prove that our hypothesis is false or not completely true, then we have to ask ourselves a new question and begin the whole method again by undergoing further research.

Why is the scientific method important

The scientific method itself is a long and arduous process, but again it’s supposed to help us to increase the accuracy of any types of results with our experiments. It’s supposed to help eliminate errors and biases so that we get to that one important theory that eventually we can call a fact if it holds weight. 

Just remember, the scientific method, it just helps us to get all this information with absolutely certainty. 

Jules Bruno

Jules felt a void in his life after his English degree from Duke, so he started tutoring in 2007 and got a B.S. in Chemistry from FIU. He’s exceptionally skilled at making concepts dead simple and helping students in covalent bonds of knowledge.