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Evaporation of Chlorinated versus Non Chlorinated water

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:16 pm
by lovetosurf
All things being equal and the amount of water is equal, which would evaporate more? Non chlorinated water or chlorinated?

Re: Evaporation of Chlorinated versus Non Chlorinated water

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:55 am
by tdaly
Hi lovetosurf,

Based on the "Project Question" you have associated with your user profile, it sounds like you got some unexpected results from your experiment. Correct me if I'm wrong - but, you hypothesized that chlorinated water would evaporate faster, but your data showed that non-chlorinated water evaporated faster. Is that correct?

How were you measuring evaporation? And, where did you get the chlorinated water (e.g., from a swimming pool)? Chlorine can evaporate from water, but depending on how you measure evaporation you might not be able to account for that. And, if there are other chemical (e.g., swimming pool water), that might play a role in your results. Post back with those details, and I'll be able to help you a bit more.

Good for you for thinking critically about your results!