LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, November 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Hard water - sounds like white and flaky showerheads, encrusted water cookers, or stopped-up pipes. Although the clear water that comes jetting out of the faucet might look soft and innocent, it contains substances that can turn pretty hard. Just let a little water from your sink evaporate in a glass. It leaves a thin, chalky white film behind that chemists call calcium carbonate and is commonly known as lime. In entertaining episodes our Chemical Reporter answers questions of our Podcast listeners on Chemistry in our everyday life.

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