A Reversible Reaction - The Dehydration and Hydration of Copper Sulphate    
 

This video demonstrates the heating of hydrated (blue) copper sulphate which forms anhydrous copper sulphate (white). This change is then reversed by the addition of water.

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For more information: Classic Chemistry Experiments, Kevin Hutchings, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, ISBN 085404 9193