QAChemistry › Which of the following is not a characteristic of a good hypothesis?
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Which of the following is not a characteristic of a good hypothesis?

A. Must be testable.

B. Must be correct.

C. Must make predictions.

D. Must be a general statement.​

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Answer: D. Must be a general statement​.

A proposed explanation, formulated on the grounds of limited evidence with the aim of further investigation is known as a hypothesis. For a hypothesis to be good enough to be adopted, it must possess some distinct characteristics.

Of the options listed, a hypothesis should never be a general statement as a good hypothesis is only formulated for a specific problem and does not include generalization. A hypothesis depicting generalization cannot be used to get correct conclusions.

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