What is the "chemical" formula for figuring ppm for borates as far as a chemistry perspecitve?
I understand they are equivalent or measured in borons, such as on a test strip but I cant figure out where the numbers are coming from.
Here is an example (calcium hardness) of what Im looking for which shows where the numbers are coming from:
Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) = 100.0869 g/mol
Calcium Chloride (CaCl) = 110.98 g/mol
100.0869 / 110.98 = 0.901846278608
(CaCO3gmol / CaClgmol = 100% Calcium Chloride Product is 90.18% Calcium Carbonate)
0.901846278608 x 0.95 = 0.85675396
(answer from above x 95% Calcium Chloride Product = 85.67% Calcium Carbonate)
8.3333333333333333 / 0.85675396 = 9.7266353 LBS to raise CH 1ppm per 1,000,000 gallons (for 95% product)
(weight of water in lbs / answer from above = LBS to raise CH 1ppm per 1,000 gallons (for 95% product))
This information fits into a similar equation somehow:
Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate (Molar Mass: 381.38 g/mol)
Sodium Tetraborate Pentahydrate (Molar Mass: 291.29 g/mol)
Boric Acid (Molar Mass: 61.83 g/mol)