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Salinity refers to all the solid materials in seawater including dissolved and suspended substances.
The alkalinity of a solution is a measure of its tendency to release hydroxide ions when dissolved.
Covalent bonds form between hydrogen and oxygen atoms in a water molecule as a result of the
sharing of electrons between atoms.
The amount of energy that is necessary to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree C is called the:
Which property of water causes coastal communities to have only moderate differences in daily highs and lows when compared to inland communities
high heat capacity
A beaker contains a mixture of ice and pure water at 0oC. What happens to the temperature of the mixture as heat is added?
It remains constant until the ice melts; then it begins to rise.
The Principle of Constant Proportions states that
the relative concentrations of seawater ions do not change.
Which of the following statements regarding pH is not true?
As a whole, the pH of the ocean is slightly acidic.
The transfer of water from the atmosphere to the oceans to the continents is known as the:
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