[Homeroast] Distilled H2O

Frank Parth fparth at me.com
Wed Jun 5 23:02:25 CDT 2013


On Jun 5, 2013, at 9:06 AM, Raybob Bowman <raybob at tube-tone.com> wrote:

> On 6/4/2013 7:18 PM, homeroast-request at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com wrote:
>> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Distilled H2O
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>> Any of us lab rats will tell you that boiling pure distilled water is
>> dangerous as it can "bump" or "explode" for lack of particulate surface
>> around which to form vapor bubbles.  Be very careful.  In a metal boiler
>> chamber there should be sufficient surfaces to prevent that, but you
>> never know.
> Dude, I've been boiling distilled water usually twice a day for well over 20 years now.  I've never heard of such a thing.  …
> Raybob
> 

When I was studying chemistry back in college (many years ago) I was taught the same thing. For water to boil there must be something for the bubbles to form on. 

Frank




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