Taking sodium carbonate as an example give the meaning of the following terms
a) Anhydrous

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1) Anhydrous means a salt without water. If there is no water of crystallization present in the salt then the salt is called as anhydrous.  
2) Efflorescence is the process in which a hydrated salt loes its water of crystallization when comes in contact with water. 


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sodium carbonate anhydrous
sodium carbonate effloresence
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The process in which hydrated salt loses its water of cyustalisation to the air is called efflorescence
Ex- sodium carbonate deca hydrate(Na^2CO^3.10H^2O) will lose water when exposed to air.
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