1. Education
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Does Hard Water Boil at a Higher Temperature?

By

Hard water boils at a slightly higher temperature than ordinary water.

Hard water boils at a slightly higher temperature than ordinary water.

Markus Schweiss

Question: Does Hard Water Boil at a Higher Temperature?

Answer: Yes, hard water boils at a higher temperature than ordinary water. The difference in temperature usually is a degree or two. Hard water contains dissolved minerals, which causes boiling point elevation. Adding salt to water produces a similar effect.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.