Define: ‘Water of Crystallisation’. Give Two Examples with Formulae. - Chemistry

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Define: ‘water of crystallisation’. Give two examples with formulae.

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The fixed amount of water which is in loose chemical combination with a salt in its crystal is called water of crystallisation. Examples:

 

Common name Chemical name  Formulae
Blue vitroil Copper sulphate pentahydrate

`"CuSO"_4 5"H"_2"O"`

Green vitriol Iron (2) sulphate heptahydrate  `"FeSO"_4 7"H"_2"O"`
Concept: Water of Crystallisation
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Selina Concise Chemistry Class 8 ICSE
Chapter 8 Water
Exercise II | Q 5 | Page 115
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