A Brief Note On Ocean Water And Fresh Water

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1) Sometimes different parts of the ocean are saltier than others. This salt comes from the rocks on land. The rain that falls on the land involves dissolved carbon dioxide from the surrounding air. This then makes the rainwater to be slightly acidic due to carbonic acid. As the rain wears away the rock, acids in the rainwater begin to disintegrate the rock. This process creates ions, or electrically charged atomic particles. These ions are then carried away in runoff to rivers and streams and, eventually, to the ocean. A Lot of dissolved ions are used by organisms in the ocean and are removed from the water. Others are not used up and get left for long periods of time where their concentrations increase over time. Ocean water and fresh water are two different types of water for example salt water is made during the movement of water on land over time and fresh water contains only small amounts of salt.The components of rocks are broken down and become a part of a “salty” resolution.

Ocean water has characteristics similar to freshwater with some apparent differences because of all the salts dissolved in water. The salinity of seawater is usually 35 parts per thousand in most marine areas. The standard salinity of ocean water is 3.5% which means that 35 grams of salt dissolve in a liter of seawater. The salinity of different bodies of water inhibit organisms from thriving in both saltwater

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