[ hek-suh-hahy-dreyt ]

  1. a hydrate that contains six molecules of water, as magnesium chloride, MgCl2⋅6H2O.

Origin of hexahydrate

First recorded in 1905–10; hexa- + hydrate

Other words from hexahydrate

  • hex·a·hy·drat·ed, adjective

Words Nearby hexahydrate

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How to use hexahydrate in a sentence

  • This point is therefore a quadruple point at which the four phases hexahydrate, α-tetrahydrate, solution, and vapour can coexist.

  • The realization of the metastable melting point of the hexahydrate is, therefore, due to suspended transformation.

British Dictionary definitions for hexahydrate


/ (ˌhɛksəˈhaɪdreɪt) /

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

Derived forms of hexahydrate

  • hexahydrated, adjective

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