How To: Determine enthalpy in the hydration of MgSO4

Determine enthalpy in the hydration of MgSO4

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This video tutorial will show you how to determine enthalpy change in the hydration of MgSO4 (anhydrous magnesium sulfate).

Magnesium sulfate is used as an example to illustrate how enthalpy change is determined. Hydrated MgSO4 and anhydrous MgSO4 is dissolved separately and the temperature change is recorded.

DeltaH of anhydrous MgSO4 - DeltaH of hydrated MgSO4 = enthalpy of hydration.

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