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  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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Examples from the Web for hexahydrate

Historical Examples

  • 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


  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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