Water of hydration that is necessary for the maintenance of a particular crystalline structure but capable of being removed by sufficient heat.
Water in a crystal structure that is chemically combined with the other elements in the crystal. The water of crystallization is necessary for the maintenance of crystalline properties, but it can be removed by heat.
Water that occurs as a constituent of crystalline substances in a definite stoichiometric ratio: it can be removed from them by the application of heat at 100°C (212°F) and its loss usually results in a change in the crystalline structure.
Water-of-crystallization Sentence Examples
At 150° C. it melts, and on the continued application of heat boils, giving off its water of crystallization.
Moisture is evolved from substances containing water of crystallization or decomposed hydrates.
When heated they liquefy; and if the heating be continued, the water of crystallization is driven off, the salt froths and^swells, and at last an amorphous powder remains.
It fuses at 92° C. in its own water of crystallization.
When heated it fuses in its own water of crystallization and becomes anhydrous at 110° C. It is used in pyrotechny for the manufacture of red-fire.