11 Salinity and Carbon II 4

11 Salinity and Carbon II 4 - Equivalent to 48 percent of...

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Rising CO 2 and Ocean Chemistry
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Gases Dissolve in Water Gas Gases dissolution
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Composition of the Atmosphere Gases Nitrogen 78.1% Oxygen 20.9% Argon 0.93% CO 2 0.038%
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Oxygen Solubility: 0.043 g/L (20 o C)
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Carbon Dioxide C O O - - + Solubility = 1.69 g/L
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Middle Ages Industrial Revolution removed about 118 billion metric tons of CO 2 . Between 1800 and 1994, the oceans have
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Unformatted text preview: Equivalent to 48 percent of all fossil fuel emissions 380 ppm Solubility = 1.69 g/L CO 2 Buffering Carbon Dioxide also is an Acid CO 2 Water Acid CO 2 + H 2 O H 2 CO 3 H 2 CO 3 H + + HCO 3-H + is acid Acids (H + ) are reactive and dissolve a number of substances Dissolution of Carbon Dioxide...
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course SWS 2007 taught by Professor bonczek during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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11 Salinity and Carbon II 4 - Equivalent to 48 percent of...

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