What Is the Difference between Hard and Soft Water?

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The difference between hard and soft water is, hard water contains an appreciable quantity of dissolved minerals (like calcium and magnesium) while soft water is treated water in which the only ion is sodium.
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What is the difference between hard and soft water?
Most people think water is water. However, water falls into two categories: hard and soft. The difference between hard and soft water has nothing to do with how the water feels. The difference is related to the mineral content of the water.... More »
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Hard water is water that has high concentration of calcium and magnesium minerals and passes through soft rocks where they gather the minerals. Soft water is water that goes through hard rock like granite and hence gathers minimum or no minerals during flowing. Hard water can create skin roughness and doesn't lather easily with soap while soft water has a smooth effect on skin and lathers much better with soap.
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