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    Default Re: Self-indicating Silica Gel may be carcinogenic (cancer causing)

    hydroscopic??what does that mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidloojl View Post
    hydroscopic??what does that mean?
    hydroscopic materials are stuffs which in nature attracts water molecules greatly.

    Vice versa would be hydrophobic (repels water)

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxpersg View Post
    hydroscopic materials are stuffs which in nature attracts water molecules greatly.

    Vice versa would be hydrophobic (repels water)
    err...i believe the term for water 'loving' compounds is hydrophilic, not hydroscopic. a hydroscope is an instrument you use to look under water. that's what the dictionary says..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidloojl View Post
    err...i believe the term for water 'loving' compounds is hydrophilic, not hydroscopic. a hydroscope is an instrument you use to look under water. that's what the dictionary says..


    hygroscopic: Describing a substance that can take up water from the atmosphere.

    hydroscope is indeed a device.

    Yea, hydrophilic is also the word to use.. cheers!

    source: www.answers.com/topic/hygroscopic

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    I don't usually put them in microwave. I put them out in the sun so that can be reused.

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