Introduction: Hydrate Video Lab

This experiment is intended to introduce students to hydrated compounds. These compounds have water molecules coordinated in their chemical structures. Examples CuSO4*5H2O, BaCl2*2H2O, and NaC2H3O2*3H2O.

Notice each formula has a "*" between the compound's formula and the number of water molecules that are coordinated in the structure. the "*" represents a weak chemical bond known as a hydration bond. This bond is usually easily broken by heating the compound.


stephenniall (author)2009-05-10

Wow very Cool

szechuan53 (author)2008-10-16

yay... death by dehydration... for chemicals...

GorillazMiko (author)2008-01-25

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