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Q & A: distilling water

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
How do people make distilled water? How do those minerals leave the water?
- Anonymous
wea ridge middle school, indiana
A:
The minerals don't leave the water. They stay behind in the liquid water, while some of the water turns into vapor. The distilled water is made from re-condensing the vapor.

We just answered another related question about why salt stays in liquid water, so you can look at it for more information. It should be posted the same day as yours.

Mike W.

(published on 10/22/2007)

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