Please explain how to calculate the formula of an unknown hydrate.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 5, 2021, 12:58 am ad1c9bdddf
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Not all ionic compounds are just made of a metal and a non-metal. Some have water molecules attached in their crystalline structure. When an ionic salt has water molecules attached, the compounds are called hydrates.
The number of water molecules determines a prefix used for the hydrate. The prefixes are: (see attached file for table).
This solution explains how to calculate the formula of an unknown hydrate. Diagrams are included.