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decahydrate

[ dek-uh-hahy-drit, -dreyt ]

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. a hydrate that contains ten molecules of water, as washing soda, Na 2 CO 3 ⋅10H 2 O.


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Other Words From

  • deca·hydrat·ed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of decahydrate1

First recorded in 1900–05; deca- + hydrate

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Example Sentences

Two of these solutions, however, would be metastable and supersaturated with respect to the decahydrate.

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.

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