What are the uses of distilled water?

1 Answer
Jan 15, 2018

Distilled water is #H_2O# that has been boiled and re-condensed to purify it, so if the procedure is kept really clean, the water produced is fit to drink for a while at least.


The desalination of sea water is carried out by many coastal countries, at great expense, to produce water in areas where naturally occurring fresh water is not available. The downside is that the water produced this way contains no minerals, so it is not useful for long term drinking. Distilled water will leach out minerals from a person's body as it passes through.

Distilled water is useful for irrigation, washing, cooling, and scientific experiments. When the missing minerals are added, distilled water can maintain life like any other water can.

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