Problem: A 0.755-g sample of hydrated copper(II) sulfateCuSO4 • x H2Owas heated carefully until it had changed completely to anhydrous copper(II) sulfate (CuSO 4) with a mass of 0.483 g. Determine the value of x. [This number is called the number of waters of hydration of copper(II) sulfate. It specifies the number of water molecules per formula unit of CuSO4 in the hydrated crystal.]

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A 0.755-g sample of hydrated copper(II) sulfate

CuSO4 • x H2O

was heated carefully until it had changed completely to anhydrous copper(II) sulfate (CuSO 4) with a mass of 0.483 g. Determine the value of x. [This number is called the number of waters of hydration of copper(II) sulfate. It specifies the number of water molecules per formula unit of CuSO4 in the hydrated crystal.]

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