11 Salinity and Carbon II 5

11 Salinity and Carbon II 5 - pH change: 8.179 to 8.104...

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Common Acid Dissolution CuO + 2HCl → CuCl 2 + H 2 O Ag 2 O + 2 HCl → 2 AgCl + H 2 O CaCO 3 + H + Ca 2+ + HCO 3 - Fe 2 O 3 + 6 H + 2Fe 3+ + 3H 2 O Fe 2 O 3 CaCO 3
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Invertebrate shells and skeletons largely CaCO 3 Corals, “lithic” plankton, clams, oysters
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CaCO 3 + H + Ca 2+ + HCO 3 - CO 2 Water H + Acidification of the oceans Inhibits the calcification and growth of invertebrates Analysis of coral cores shows a steady drop in calcification over the last 20 years
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Unformatted text preview: pH change: 8.179 to 8.104 Coral Reef Bleaching http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17243164 Temperature and Acidity Anthropogenic Inputs of Solutes to the Oceans Homework II Oceanic Dead Zones Due Friday, October 2 nd in class Assignment is posted on the website...
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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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