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Chapter 7.4, Problem 2CC
Textbook Problem

What happens when carbon dioxide dissolves in seawater?

Expert Solution
To determine

The product that is formed when carbon dioxide is dissolved in seawater.

Explanation of Solution

Seawater is slightly alkaline in nature. Its average pH is about 8. When the dissolved carbon dioxide combines with water, it results in the formation of carbonic acid. However, carbon dioxide can be present in water in diverse forms. Carbonic acid is only one of such products. In water solutions, carbonic acid is capable to generate the ions of hydrogen, the bicarbonate, and the carbonate...

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