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Abstract Volume 14 Issue 5 (2009) pp 219-220

Indirect Gravimetric Determination of Waters of Hydration

Marina C. Koether

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA 30144,
Received September 8, 2008. Accepted September 2, 2009

Published online: 29 December 2009

Abstract. An alternate gravimetric experiment is described that can be employed in the general chemistry or the quantitative analysis laboratory course. The procedure takes less time than conventional methods and introduces students to waters of hydration and indirect determinations.

Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; analytical chemistry

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Issue date: Dec, 31, 2009

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