Hydrate Research Paper

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1: Introduction to a hydrate. What is a hydrate? Why is it called a hydrate?

A hydrate is a compound (usually crystalline) where water molecules are chemically bonded to another compound or an element. This is called a hydrate because the substance is hydrated. The chemical state of the water varies widely between different classes of hydrates, some of which were so labeled before their chemical structure was understood.

2: Specific to your hydrate. What are common uses of your hydrate?

Magnesium sulfate heptahydrate, or MgSO4

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