Hey Guys, I am looking for information related to the dehydration temperatures of hydrated compounds, particularly silica compounds. For research I am working on, we are trying to figure out at what temperature will the water molecules in a certain compound begin to leave the structure. I do not want to make the assumption that it would be at around 100 C, because that seems too obvious and I feel like it would depend on how specifically the molecules are bound and how many there are. The information in my general chemistry textbook is literally only a paragraph on the subject, so I was wondering if anyone here could either tell me directly how to go about calculating something like this or direct me to a place where I can start to look for information. The compound of interest is hydrated SiO2 if that helps any. Thanks all.