What Is Hydration?

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Hydration is a process in which water is added to a substance. This is chemical reaction is normally reversible. It may also refer to the process by which an organism manages the water levels within it.
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Hydrate is a term used in chemistry to describe something that contains water. Water essential in the life of all living creatures and organisms.
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They are substances having water molecules in the structure of the molecule; example: copper(II) sulfate CuSO. 4.5H. 2. O.
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( hī′drā·shən ) (chemistry) The incorporation of molecular water into a complex molecule with the molecules or units of another species; the complex may
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hy·drate
[hahy-dreyt]
NOUN
1.
any of a class of compounds containing chemically combined water. In the case of some hydrates, as washing soda, Na2CO3⋅10H2O, the water is loosely held and is easily lost on heating; in others, as sulfuric acid, SO3⋅H2O, or H2SO4, it is strongly held as water of constitution.
VERB (USED WITH OBJECT), VERB (USED WITHOUT OBJECT) [HY·DRAT·ED, HY·DRAT·ING.]
2.
to combine chemically with water.
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Hydration refers to the water levels in something. Plants, humans and places of the earth can have hydration levels. Its the process of combining water with something.
Hydration is having enough water to be able to function properly. This can be for any living organism. If any living thing is not properly hydrated with water, they will suffer with problems.
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