Notes on Seawater Description

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Notes on Seawater Description   Salinity and Temperature of Seawater Description Seawater contains pure water with dissolved material Salinity averages  3.5 percent  for most oceans o Salinity  is the total amount of salt dissolved in sea water Although the seawater contains many different solutes, about 99% of the solutes  (dissolved material) consists of only 6 ions Sodium (Na+) and Chloride (Cl-) consist of about 85% of solute  concentration in seawater o Salinity of water is very important to the lives of many organisms Marine organisms that live in seawater can die in freshwater Even though the total amount of salt will vary from place to place in the seawater, major ions in  the seawater will remain constant o Rule of constant proportions : relative amounts of the different types of ions in seawater  will always be the same.
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