- with all water removed, especially water of crystallization.
Origin of anhydrous
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By careful 188 heating it may be made to yield the anhydrous salt.
When perfectly pure and anhydrous, it forms a white and highly crystalline mass, rapidly decomposed by air and moisture.
Nitric acid oxidises it, evolving at the same time nitric oxide; whilst sulphuric acid converts it into anhydrous sulphate.
A salt hydrate on being heated dissociates into a lower hydrate (or anhydrous salt) and water vapour.
This temperature, therefore, is the transition temperature for decahydrate and anhydrous salt.
- containing no water, esp no water of crystallization
Word Origin for anhydrous
- Without water, especially water of crystallization.
- Not containing water, especially water of crystallization.