What is Gypsum? What Happens When Gypsum is Heated to 100°C (373 K)? - Science

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What is gypsum? What happens when gypsum is heated to 100°C (373 K)?

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Solution

Gypsum is calcium sulphate dihydrate (CaSO4.2H2O). When gypsum is heated to a temperature of 100C (373K), it loses three-fourths of its water of crystallisation and forms plaster of Paris (CaSO4.1/2H2O).

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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 2 Acids, Bases and Salts
Q 45.1 | Page 98
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