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The percentage content of water and calcium sulphate in gypsum is _______ and _______ respectively.

(a) 20.9, 79.1

(b) 15.4, 84.6

(c) 30.7, 69.3

(d) 55.3, 44.7

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Correct option is (a) 20.9, 79.1

For explanation I would say: Gypsum is the hydrated sulphate of calcium and is a white crystalline substance. The percentage content of water and calcium sulphate in gypsum is 20.9 and 79.1 respectively.

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