Which of the Following Does not Contain Water of Crystallization?

By Shiwani Kumari|Updated : July 25th, 2022
  1. Baking Soda
  2. Blue Vitrol
  3. Washing Soda
  4. Gypsum

Answer: Option A, Baking Soda

The water of crystallization is described as having a fixed number of molecules present in one formula of a unit of salt. Thus, Baking Soda does not contain water for crystallization.

  • Baking Soda is chemically known as sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3)
  • Other names for it include baking soda, bicarbonate of soda, or sodium hydrogen carbonate. 
  • It has a number of uses such as preparing cold drinks, as a laboratory reagent, etc.

Summary: 

Which of the Following Does not Contain Water of Crystallization?

The one that does not contain water for crystallization is baking soda or sodium bicarbonate. Baking soda is white amorphous powder. 

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