Consider the following chemical formula Fe2O3.xH2O

What does xH2O refer here?

Asked by vandana.bihari.vb | 5th Jun, 2020, 04:06: PM

Expert Answer:

Fe2O3 is a hygroscopic salt which means it can absorbed moisture from atmpsphere, therefore there is water present in its formula.
In the formula of ferric oxide Fe2O3.xH2O, the x represents the no. of moles of water molecules absorbed by ferric oxide. 

Answered by Ramandeep | 5th Jun, 2020, 10:23: PM