Archive | October 12, 2009


To a very high degree, as my daughter would point out. She’s fond of noting Mama’s quirks and peculiarities.

And yet I can’t help but think that my darling Katherine Jane prefers her bath water WARM. She seems…happier…when I scrub her down with nice, toasty water to cleanse all of that coarse, gritty salt off of her.

Brock is off at a meeting tonight and I’m caring for our girl in all the ways she needs after being out and about, playing in the salty, cold water of the Sound. It’s past dark, but that in no way negates the need to get that grating debris rinsed off right away. And so I was out there, communing with my beloved wooden boat. Just the two of us. And the warm water from the hose.

From a logical perspective, I’m quite certain that I must be correct. Salt dissolves more quickly in warm water than cold, right?

Solubility is function of temperature of solvent.

The solubility of a given solute in a given solvent typically depends on temperature. For many solids dissolved in liquid water, the solubility increases with temperature up to 100 °C.

Consensus seems to be that at a simple level, yes, warm water dissolves salt mo’ bettah than cold water (and it gets non-simple in a hurry:

But the basic thing that I noticed?

KJ really likes her warm baths. And I like it when she’s happy.