Vermiculite and dehydration

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vermiculite a mineral loss its water molecules when its is heated but it not loses it water molecules completely.how it is possible??
 

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jim mcnamara
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You are talking about water of hydration.

Example [tex]Si0_2 3(H_20)[/tex]

google for water of hydration. Even oven drying to > 100C may not remove it.
 
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