bad and good things about hard and soft water

explaining the +ves and bad things about hard and soft water

HideShow resource information

hard water

advantages:

  • dissolved substance gives pleaseant taste
  • calcium compounds are good for bones and teeth
  • fewer heart attacks in areas with hard water
  • coating inside pipes prevents corrosion
1 of 4

hard water

Disadvantages:

  • when the coating develops into scale, makes them less efficient, must be removed
  • uses up more soap - more expensive
  • leaves messy scum, tougher on laundry
2 of 4

soft water

advantages:

  • makes soap lather better, clothes are cleaner
  • uses less soap, lower temps
  • less scum in the bathtub
  • no scale in pipes - boilers
3 of 4

soft water

disadvantages:

  • contains more sodium and this is linked to heart disease
  • it dissolves metals such as cadmium (had been linked to hypertension) and lead.
  • also dissolves copper which your body NEEDS
4 of 4

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Chemistry resources:

See all Chemistry resources »See all Water hardness and solubility resources »