Specific heat of certain hard water(hardness measured with gpg)

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ok so this is my first post and im not sure if what im looking for is even possiable or that im even posting in the right form.. anyways

im looking for a way to find the specific heat of a water sample depending on the hardness, i measure hardness with grains per gallon (gpg). and im realistic i realize that hardness even at a measured or set rate is different between water samples because of the variations of dissolved rock and minerals, so it will be an estimation at best.

idealy i want to be able to figure out specific heat of a hard water sample so i can compare it to the specific heat of filtered softened water, and then be able to compute boiling time ect...

i tried to google something about it but had no luck. maybe someone here can shed some light.

thanks,
ryan cheeseman
 

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Just approximate it as calcium carbonate and look of the specific heat of calcium carbonate solutions in the literature, probably the Chemical Engineers' Handbook.
 

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