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    Finding the formula of hydrates

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    Please explain how to calculate the formula of an unknown hydrate.

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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.

    Naming Hydrates
    The number of water molecules determines a prefix used for the hydrate. The prefixes are: (see attached file for table).
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    This solution explains how to calculate the formula of an unknown hydrate. Diagrams are included.

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