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Postsecondary • 24d

Why do they put .10 H20 in borax?

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    Team Alloprof • 24d

    Hi !

    The complete formula is Na\(_2\)B\(_4\)O\(_7\)·10H\(_2\)O. This means that the molecule is hydrated.


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    Some molécules are sensitive to water to a certain degree. This annotation is meant to express this.

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