CHM 1020 Name: ______Answers_______

Path 4 Chapter 1 Part V: Chapter 1 Vocabulary
The following Chapter Vocabulary terms may be found at the end of Chapter 1:
Summer of Terms page 19.

Fill in the blank(s) with the word that best fits the definition (Chapter 1
1. Applied research A type of research that focuses on developing applications of knowledge gained through basic research.

2. Basic research A type of research that leads us to a greater understanding of how the natural world operates.

3. Chemistry The study of matter and the transformations it can undergo.

4. Fact Something agreed upon by competent observers as being true.

Matter Anything that has mass and occupies space.

6. Nanotechnology An area where we engineer materials by manipulating individual atoms or molecules.

Scientific hypothesis A testable explanation for an observable phenomenon.


8.Scientific law A formal statement of a scientific hypothesis that has been repeatedly tested and supported by experimental data. Also known as a principle.

Scientific theory A well-tested explanation that unifies a broad range of observations within the natural world

Additional vocabulary terms not in the Chapter 1 Summary:
10.Experiment A scientific procedure undertaken to make a discovery, test a hypothesis, or demonstrate a known fact.

11. scientific method is a systematic investigation of nature and requires proposing an explanation for the results of an experiment in the form of a general principle