Describe how to find the % by mass of water in the hydrate CuSO4 cdot 5H2O assuming that the...


Describe how to find the % by mass of water in the hydrate {eq}CuSO_4 \cdot 5H_2O {/eq} assuming that the formula is not yet known. Be specific and list the laboratory procedural steps to take.

Mass Percent and Ratio:

The percent by mass is a percentage that shows how much the mass of a certain component of a compound or mixture accounts for the entire mass of that compound or mixture. The percentage can be expressed as a mass ratio by dividing the mass percent by one hundred.

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The first step is to weigh the hydrate using a balance and record the mass of the hydrate.

The second step is to put the hydrate in a crucible and...

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