11_salinity - Why is the ocean salty? Dissolution/hydration...

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Unformatted text preview: Why is the ocean salty? Dissolution/hydration Anomalous property of seawater Definition of salinity Where does salt come from? How is salt removed from the ocean? Residence time and rule of constant proportion Why is the ocean salty? Dissolution/hydration Definition of salinity Major constituents Trace elements Rule of constant proportion Where does salt come from? How is salt removed from the ocean? Residence time and rule of constant proportion Major constituents Minor constituents Salinity is measured in AKA permil AKA parts per thousand. In 1 kg (1000 grams) of water there is 965.31 g of pure water and 34.69 g of salt Salinity = 34.69 Average ocean salinity = 35 Rule of constant proportion = all major constituents have the same relative concentrations in the ocean. We only need to measure one to know salinity....
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