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What is the general formula for the decomposition of a hydrate?

  1. Feb 21, 2006 #1

    KD

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    What is the general formula for the decomposition of a hydrate?
     
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  3. Feb 25, 2006 #2

    siddharth

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    What do you think it is? If you know the general formula for a hydrate, then it should be obvious.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2006 #3

    KD

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    We never really went over hydrates, but since some vocab words were thrown at me, the decomp would just be an anhydrous solid and water.
     
  5. Feb 25, 2006 #4

    siddharth

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    Exactly. So, if the fomula for the hydate is AB.xH2O (Ex: CuSO4.5H2O), then it will decompose to form...?

    As a point of interest, it's also possible for partial decomposition to take place.
     
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