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Re: 7th *Heaven*?
Posted By: Etienne, on host
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2001, at 18:56:58
In Reply To: Re: 7th *Heaven*? posted by Don the Monkeyman on Saturday, September 29, 2001, at 00:34:47:

> > > > It couldn't possibly be Celsius. How would
> > you, in that case, under normal air pressure
> > conditions, aquire a water temperature of
> > *over* 100 degrees? (Hm, I think there's a
> > comma or two too many in there.)
> > >
> > > Salt the water.
> > >
> > > > Trav"steamed film"holt.
> > >
> > > Don "Simple enough" Monkey
> >
> > I knew that salt would lower the freezing point
> > of water. I didn't think that it also increased the
> > boiling point.
> >
> > HEY WOLFSPIRIT! Is this true?
> >
> > Gri"not a scientist"shny
> AHEM. I am also a scientist, and yes, it is accurate. Adding a solute depresses the freezing point and raises the boiling point for a liquid. In fact, there is a common household application for this: pasta recipes (such as Kraft Dinner) often specify that you salt the water when boiling pasta. Some may think it is for flavor, but it is actually done so that the water boils at a higher temperature, which is, apparently, good for cooking. (I said I was a scientist, not a cook.)
> Don "Miffed that Grishny would not accept MY word. :-p" Monkey

And, it is most likely than rinsing water would contain some chemical agents already. Well, unless you're using running water, wich is what we do... What most peoples do, I think, when they have a proper supply of water. Anyway.