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[dek-uh-hahy-drit, -dreyt]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a hydrate that contains ten molecules of water, as washing soda, Na2CO3⋅10H2O.
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Origin of decahydrate

First recorded in 1900–05; deca- + hydrate
Related formsdec·a·hy·drat·ed, adjective
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  • Two of these solutions, however, would be metastable and supersaturated with respect to the decahydrate.

    The Phase Rule and Its Applications

    Alexander Findlay

  • This temperature, therefore, is the transition temperature for decahydrate and anhydrous salt.

  • Sodium sulphate, therefore, forms only one stable hydrate, the decahydrate.

  • With regard to sodium sulphate heptahydrate the same considerations will hold as in the case of the decahydrate.