Definition of hemihydrate in English:


Syllabification: hem·i·hy·drate
Pronunciation: /ˌhemiˈhīdrāt


  • A crystalline hydrate containing one molecule of water for every two molecules of the compound in question.
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    • Moreover, crystalline paroxetine hydrochloride hemihydrate exhibits only limited solubility in water.
    • Heating gypsum to 120°C forms the hemihydrate 2H2O, otherwise known as plaster of Paris.

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