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Subject: What causes a percipitate in our water?

Date: Sat Apr 22 00:14:19 2000
Posted by Vic
Grade level: School: A.S.U.
City: Tempe State/Province: AZ Country: USA
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 956380459.Ch

We recently bought a water softner. During the sales pitch, the salesman 
put a few drops of some clear, water looking chemical into a vial 
containing some of our tap water. A large amount of ppt. settled into the 
bottom of the vial. What could have been in the vial? The salesman said he 
didn't know 

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