# A hydrate of CuSO4 has a mass of 11.71 g before heating. After heating, the mass of the anhydrous...

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A hydrate of {eq}\rm{CuSO}_4 {/eq} has a mass of {eq}11.71\ \rm{g} {/eq} before heating. After heating, the mass of the anhydrous compound is found to be {eq}8.75\ \rm{g} {/eq}. Explain how you would determine the formula of the hydrate and then write out the full name of the hydrate.

## Hydrates:

Hydrates are molecular compounds that have inorganic salts as their primary component, and water is adsorbed through the surface of the salt. There is a corresponding ratio between the amount of salt and the amount of adsorbed water, which can be determined through its chemical formula.

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View this answerDetermine the chemical formula of the hydrate. We are considering a hydrate, which is an inorganic salt, for this case, {eq}\displaystyle...

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