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    How can I know when sufficient water has been removed at the end of a crystallisation process; the part where you heat the hydrated crystals?

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    When the reaction is finished, the excess copper(II) oxide is removed via filtration.
    To prepare crystals of copper(II) sulfate-5-water, CuSO4.5HsO, the resulting solution is boiled to remove excess water.
    How would you know when sufficient water had been removed?
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    When the mass of the substance no longer changes after heating. (I think - may be completely wrong)

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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    When the mass of the substance no longer changes after heating. (I think)

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    Wouldn't it keep changing until all the water is gone?
    In this case I think they want to keep 5 moles of H2O within one mole of CuSO4 crystals, hence knowing when to stop removing water.
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    (Original post by Wunderbarr)
    Wouldn't it keep changing until all the water is gone?
    In this case I think they want to keep 5 moles of H2O within one mole of CuSO4 crystals, hence knowing when to stop removing water.
    No idea then. Sorry.

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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    No idea then. Sorry.

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    It's fine, thanks for your input anyway "Gunther".
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    It's fine, thanks for your input anyway "Gunther".
    Wish I could have been more help.

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