water of crystallization

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water of crystallization (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) The water present in the crystals of the salts of certain metals; it is weakly bound by electrostatic forces and may normally be removed by heating.

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  • crystallization water
  • water of hydration

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Last modified on 7 October 2013, at 09:42