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Why is carbon dioxide CO2 able to be stored more effectively in ocean water vs. fresh water a. The pH of the ocean is very low and so the carbon dioxide is trapped as an acid because like dissolves like. b. Gases are more soluble in cold water than warm water and the oceans are colder than fresh water lakes so you can dissolve more CO2 in them. c. The pH of the ocean is pretty high and so the carbon dioxide is trapped in a neutralization reaction. d. The oceans are large and so you can dissolve more CO2 in them.

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Why is carbon dioxide CO2 able to be stored more effectively in ocean water vs. fresh water
 
a. The pH of the ocean is very low and so the carbon dioxide is trapped as an acid because like dissolves like.
 
b. Gases are more soluble in cold water than warm water and the oceans are colder than fresh water lakes so you can dissolve more CO2 in them.
 
c. The pH of the ocean is pretty high and so the carbon dioxide is trapped in a neutralization reaction.
 
d. The oceans are large and so you can dissolve more CO2 in them.
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The carbon dioxide CO2 able to be stored more effectively in ocean water than fresh water.  This is because of alkaline nature of sea water which helps to trap acidic carbon dioxide gas.

 

Step 2

Since the pH of sea water is little towards alkaline nature, which is approximate 8.3. On the contrary, carbon dioxide is acidic in nature. Hence alkalin...

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