define 'water of crystallisation'. give 2 examples of substances having water of crystallisation. write their molecular formula also.

Asked by  | 6th Jun, 2013, 01:19: PM

Expert Answer:

Water in a crystal structure that is chemically combined with the other elements in the crystal. The water of crystallization is necessary for the maintenance of crystalline properties, but it can be removed by heat.
copper sulfate pentahydrate (CuSO4·5H2O) cyrstals
 Zinc chloride: ZnCl2(H2O)4

Answered by  | 7th Jun, 2013, 11:51: AM

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