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Salt to reduce boiling time

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Salt to reduce boiling time

dump123456789 | Jan 30, 2010 08:50 AM

I know salting water causes it to have a lower boiling temperature, so it reaches the boiling point sooner. My question is whether there's a difference in the time it takes to reach the boiling point if you add the salt at the beginning (when the heat is first applied) or later (after the heat has been applied a while, and the water's temperature is already a little higher).

I ask this out of "scientific" curiosity. I can't imagine the time difference would be that big, if there were one.

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