Why do people put salt in water when boiling it?

Answer Many recipes, such as those on pasta boxes, call for adding salt to water when boiling it. This is because salt raises the boiling point of water, allowing the food to cook at a higher temperature.... Read More »

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Science Projects About Salt and Water Boiling?

Science projects that test how salt effects the boiling point of water require few materials and are easy to set up. All you need is water, table salt, a cooking pot, a thermometer and measuring cu... Read More »

What effect does table salt have on the boiling temperature of water?

When table salt is added to boiling water, the water will boil at a slightly higher temperature, cooking the food faster; but according to Joe Kissell, of "Interesting Thought of the Day," the chan... Read More »

Why does boiling milk overflow but boiling water does not?

Probably due to the fat molecules in milk. The fat separates from the thinner, watery liquid and as the water in the milk boils the steam rises and this milk fat layer moves up. You can prevent th... Read More »

What are the major benefits of salt water pools over chlorinated ones if you suffer from psoriasis and research suggests that it would be better to have a salt water pool?

Answer For one reason, saltwater pools use a special salt to keep your pool clean without the irritating burn of chlorinated pool water that you accidentally get in your eyes sometimes. Another rea... Read More »