water of hydration


noun Chemistry.

the portion of a hydrate that is represented as, or can be expelled as, water: now usually regarded as being in true molecular combination with the other atoms of the compound, and not existing in the compound as water.

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Origin of water of hydration

First recorded in 1885–90
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Medical definitions for water of hydration

water of hydration

n.

Water chemically combined with a substance in such a way that it can be removed, as by heating, without substantially changing the chemical composition of the substance.
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Scientific definitions for water of hydration

water of hydration

Water that is chemically combined with other molecules to form a hydrate mineral and that is easily removed through heating.
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