What is anhydrous salt?


What is anhydrous salt?

Water of Hydration:

Some metal salts are capable of incorporating some water molecules in their lattice. This is not "moisture", as the amount of moisture can vary, however, these water molecules are present in constant stoichiometric ratio, for example {eq}KAl(SO_{4})_{2}\cdot 12H_{2}O {/eq}. The incorporated water into the lattice is called water of hydration.

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Metal hydrates, such as {eq}Na_{2}SO_{4}\cdot 10H_{2}O {/eq}, can lose the water of hydration (for example with heat), however the process is...

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