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Unformatted text preview: It is not only 7 times saltier than the ocean, it also boasts a pH value of 12. How many protons are there in one ml of water in Mono Lake? How many hydroxyl ions are there in one ml of water in Mono Lake? 3. The concentration of CO 2 in the atmosphere is increasing due to fossil fuel consumption. A reasonable estimate is that the CO 2 concentration in the atmosphere will approximately double in the next 50 years. Calculations based on equilibrium conditions for the bicarbonate buffering system in seawater suggest that the pH of ocean surface waters will decrease from 8.20 to 7.92 during this time period. By what factor (1 X, 2X, 100 X, etc.) will the molar proton concentration [H+] increase in seawater during this 50 year period?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course BIO 20a taught by Professor Dalby during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Santa Cruz.
- Spring '08