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What happen to the crystals of washing soda when exposed to air? Name the phenomenon exhibited.

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When exposed to air, sodium carbonate decahydrate (Na2CO3.10H2O) or washing soda crystal slowly loses its water of crystallisation and gets converted into white powder.

Na2CO3.10H2O Air Na2CO3.H2O + 9H2O Sodium carbonate Sodium cabonate decahydrate monohydrate (Crystalline salt) (White amorphous powder)

The phenomenon exhibited by washing soda is called efflorescence.

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