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I was asking about the boiling point of salty water, I searched a lot but I didn't find an accurate answer. The thing I need is the boiling point of ' Salty water' in general. I looked for some answers on this site, I partially find it!! But they always say that it depends on the amount of salt used.
- Thanks for your time.
- Yussuf (age 15)
TA, Amman, Jordan
The boiling point depends on how much salt there is per unit of water. For low salt concentrations, the boiling point goes up linearly with the salt concentration. For higher salt concentrations, the interactions between the salt ions reduce the effect somewhat below the linear trend.
For a quantitative formula you can use over a range of different salt concentrations, seehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boiling-point_elevation
for a good starting point. It has a formula, some of the needed constants, and references to other sources for the activity of water at different salt concentrations. I think that should suffice, but please follow up if needed.
(published on 03/25/12)
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