Dear Home-Ec 101,So I found your article looking because that some ideas for handling our hard water worries here in Florida. I’m in college for biomed design so ns appreciated the explanations you gave. I have actually a question and thought v your lift you might know the answer, or know which direction to allude me in.

My question is, what would certainly the right profile the the water be pH, hardiness, full alkalinity or buffering, etc…? I would certainly assume a nice neutral pH and also low together I could get hardness concentrations, yet in mine experiments through a full bath tub and combined water, soap and also softening agent’s, i seem to always be trade one appropriate at the price of another. Borax and also washing soda soften the water great, however I do an alert the pH rises quite high.


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Vinegar bring the pH down, however at that suggest laundry has actually turned into a chem lab. I’d welcome any kind of advise or insight on the chemistry that would or wouldn’t it is in beneficial.Signed,Al Kaline

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References:

http://chemcollective.org/activities/tutorials/buffers/buffers3http://www1.lsbu.ac.uk/water/enztech/detergent.htmlhttp://www.americanborate.com/all-about-borates/borate-applications/borates-in-detergents/

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