Problem: The percentage of water in an unknown hydrated salt is to be determined by weighing a sample of the salt, heating it to drive off the water, cooling to room temperature, and re-weighing. Which procedural mistake would result in determining a percentage of water that is too low?(A) I only(B) II only(C) both I and II(D) neither I nor II

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The percentage of water in an unknown hydrated salt is to be determined by weighing a sample of the salt, heating it to drive off the water, cooling to room temperature, and re-weighing. Which procedural mistake would result in determining a percentage of water that is too low?

(A) I only

(B) II only

(C) both I and II

(D) neither I nor II

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