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hexahydrate

[hek-suh-hahy-dreyt]
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noun
  1. a hydrate that contains six molecules of water, as magnesium chloride, MgCl2⋅6H2O.
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Origin of hexahydrate

First recorded in 1905–10; hexa- + hydrate
Related formshex·a·hy·drat·ed, adjective
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  • The realization of the metastable melting point of the hexahydrate is, therefore, due to suspended transformation.

    The Phase Rule and Its Applications

    Alexander Findlay


British Dictionary definitions for hexahydrate

hexahydrate

noun
  1. a hydrate, such as magnesium chloride, MgCl 2 .6H 2 O, with six molecules of water per molecule of substance
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Derived Formshexahydrated, adjective
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