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(14)Study Guide- Ch. 6 -Chemistry of Seawater (2-27-08) Sections 6.1, 6.2 1) What are “conservative constituents” and “non-conservative constituents?” -conservative constituents: the 12 ions that make up 99.99% of sea water; their properties do not change (what goes "out" comes "in") -non-conservative constituents -the other 0.01% in sea water; they change all the time; are important for sea life: nutrients. 2) How does river salinity compare to sea water salinity? -river salinity: .12% (1/30 th of ocean) -sea water salinity: 3.5% 3) Know the primary sources of salts. -crust sources-weathering and erosion -interior sources-mantle gases-formation of Earth-volcanic eruptions-ridges, hotspots
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4) Understand what is meant by the “salt balance.” -salt composition of the oceans has remained constant over the past 1.5 billion years, due to the "salt balance" -salt balance: the amount of salt removed from the oceans is equal to what is put back into the oceans 5) How are salts removed from the oceans to maintain the “salt
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ATM 107 taught by Professor Landin during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Albany.

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