Formulating a Hypothesis and Developing Supporting Questions

Hypothesis

  • can be supported or refuted
  • answers a question about the topic
  • is appropriate for Chem 1a and a poster/presentation

Supporting Questions

  • must inquire about the molecules involved
  • must inquire about the chemical principles involved
  • answers will serve to support or refute the hypothesis

Example of the Research Process used in formulating a hypothesis and developing supporting questions for a research project on the topic of decaffeinated coffee.