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heptahydrate

[hep-tuh-hahy-dreyt] /ˌhɛp təˈhaɪ dreɪt/
noun
1.
a hydrate that contains seven molecules of water, as magnesium sulfate, MgSO 4 ⋅7H 2 O.
Origin of heptahydrate
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; hepta- + hydrate
Related forms
heptahydrated, adjective
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  • Following this there will be deposition of the heptahydrate (point 3), with subsequent disappearance of the liquid phase.

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