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Re: [APD] Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 43, Issue 21
Jerry Baker wrote:
> I can't think of one possible reason that distilled water would be more
> prone to leaking than non-distilled water. In fact, it seems like the
> reverse should be true since there are no dissolved compounds tying up
> the polarity of the molecules, leaving them free to make loose
> associations with each other (i.e., surface tension).
As is often the case, intuition proves to be incorrect. It seems that
inorganic solutes do increase surface tension, whereas organic solutes
tend to decrease it.
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