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Percent Water in a Hydrate: Identification of an Unknown—ChemTopic™ Lab Activity

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Some ionic compounds called hydrates are crystallized from aqueous solutions and contain water molecules as part of their crystal structure. With the Percent Water in a Hydrate: Identification of an Unknown—ChemTopic™ Lab Activity, analyze the percent water in a crystalline hydrate through heating and measurement, and identify it from a list of possible unknowns.

Concepts

  • Compounds vs. Mixtures
  • Hydrates
  • Law of Definite Proportions
  • Chemical Formula