What is hydrated?
many coloured crystals
What is part of the coloured crystals’ crystalline structure?
What is this water known as?
water of crystallisation
When blue crystals of hydrated copper sulfate are heated, what happens?
the bonds that hold the water within the crystal are broken and the water is driven off
When the bonds are broken, what then happens?
this then become white anhydrous copper sulfate
How is the water of crystallisation shown in the formula of hydrated copper sulfate?
with a large dot between the compound formula and the five water units
What is the equation for when water is removed?
CuSOv4.5Hv2O (s) HYDRATED —> CuSOv4 (s) ANHYDROUS + 5Hv2O(l)