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Chapter 12, Problem 18E
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How does a water softener work?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The working of a water softener is to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Water is a common liquid that is present on the Earth.

It is also known as universal solvent. It can dissolve a wide range of organic and inorganic solutes.

Water is vital for the existence of all living animals. Without water, no life form can exist, it constitutes an important part of rivers, lakes, streams, clouds, snow and ice.

Water is truly an unusual molecule such that being a low molar mass compound, it exists as a liquid at room temperature and has an anonymously high boiling point.

Ice floats on water because it has a lower density than water.

Ground water contains salts of magnesium and calcium, and is also known as hard water.

Hard water prevents the action of soap and cannot be used for cleansing actions.

Amount of CaCO3 present in the water determines its hardness.

Hard water can be treated with sodium salts to make it soft.

When sodium salt is added to water containing magnesium and calcium salts, sodium displaces calcium and magnesium, which are expelled out either in the form of precipitates, or their solutions with solvents other than water.

Sodium ions do not form any deposits and do not react with soap.

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Some water on earth is also present as ground water which contains elements other than hydrogen and oxygen, such as salts of magnesium and calcium. These salts are known as impurities and they make water hard. To make hard water soft, it is treated with salts of sodium...

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