water of crystallization
Date: 1791 water of hydration present in many crystallized substances that is usually essential for maintenance of a particular crystal structure

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  • Water of crystallization — Water Wa ter (w[add] t[ e]r), n. [AS. w[ae]ter; akin to OS. watar, OFries. wetir, weter, LG. & D. water, G. wasser, OHG. wazzar, Icel. vatn, Sw. vatten, Dan. vand, Goth. wat[=o], O. Slav. & Russ. voda, Gr. y dwr, Skr. udan water, ud to wet, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water of crystallization — n water of hydration present in many crystallized substances that is usu. essential for maintenance of a particular crystal structure * * * water that is chemically combined in many salts; it forms a structural part of the crystal but can be… …   Medical dictionary

  • water of crystallization — n. 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 …   English World dictionary

  • Water of crystallization — In crystallography, water of crystallization or water of hydration or crystallization water is water that occurs in crystals. Water of crystallization is necessary for the maintenance of crystalline properties, but capable of being removed by… …   Wikipedia

  • water of crystallization — kristalizacinis vanduo statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Chemiškai sujungtas vanduo, įeinantis į mineralo kristalinės gardelės sudėtį vandens molekulių pavidalu ir užimančių joje tam tikrą vietą. atitikmenys: angl. water of… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • water of crystallization — noun The water present in the crystals of the salts of certain metals; it is weakly bound by electrostatic forces and may normally be removed by heating. Syn: crystallization water, water of hydration …   Wiktionary

  • water of crystallization — Chem. water of hydration, formerly thought necessary to crystallization: now usually regarded as affecting crystallization only as it forms new molecular combinations. [1785 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • water of crystallization — noun the water present in hydrated compounds • Syn: ↑water of crystallisation, ↑water of hydration • Hypernyms: ↑water, ↑H2O …   Useful english dictionary

  • water of crystallization —    Water embodied in crystal structure [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • water of crystallization — wa′ter of crystalliza′tion n. chem. water chemically combined in a crystalline compound: removable by heat, usu. with loss of crystallinity Also called wa′ter of hydra′tion. Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

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