What is hard water? Best answer ASAP!!!!!!?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Hard water means that the pH is above 7 (7.1, 7.2 etc) It means it is more alkaline. It can be alkaline and if its below 7 then its acidic. yours is above so its hard water. That is hard water.

  • 8 years ago

    Hard water is water that has high mineral content (in contrast with soft water). Hard water has high concentrations of Ca2+ and Mg2+ ions.

    It's effects are crusty build-up on faucets and shower heads.

  • Gary C
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Hard water is water that contains a high level of dissolved minerals, especially calcium and carbonates.

    pH is not directly related to hardness, although hard water tends to have a fairly high pH due to the "buffering effect" of the minerals.

  • 8 years ago

    Hardness is the measure of calcium and magnesium in your water. High hardness is usually found in conjunction with high pH and alkalinity.

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  • 8 years ago

    water that contains mineral salts (as calcium and magnesium ions)

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Its just another way of saying turtle but in japanese

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    High iron (rust) and calcium content.

  • que a
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    8.2, soft water is 6.5 to slight 7.o ish

  • Nick
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    There is Google, you know?

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