water of hydration


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water of hydration

[′wȯd·ər əv hī′drā·shən]
(chemistry)
Water present in a definite amount and attached to a compound to form a hydrate; can be removed, as by heating, without altering the composition of the compound. Also known as water of crystallization.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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