temporary hardness

noun

Definition of temporary hardness

: the portion of the total hardness of water that is removable by boiling whereby the soluble bicarbonates of calcium and magnesium are converted into the corresponding insoluble carbonates and are precipitated distinguished from permanent hardness

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“Temporary hardness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/temporary%20hardness. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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