If Cobalt(II)Sulfate is heated too strongly, the following reaction will occur CoSO4 produces CoO(s)+ SO3(g)
If you are heating a sample of CoSO4.6H20 and this reaction occurs along with dehydration, what will happen to the experimental percent water? Explain your answer.

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  1. wouldn't some of the water react with Cobalt oxide to form cobalt hydroxide?

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