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The Chemistry of Seawater
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Surface ocean water does not usually freeze except near the poles because its salinity...
decreases the freezing point to below 0° C
The most significant factor in influencing ocean water density is...
At high latitudes the density of seawater...
is nearly constant with depth
A pycnocline is...
a region of rapid density change with depth
A thermocline is...
a region of rapid temperature change with depth
A halocline is...
a region of rapid salinity change with depth
The thermocline is missing at...
The amount of gas that dissolves in water...
increases as pressure increases
The amount of gas that dissolves in water....
decreases as temperature increases
For most gases except this one, the amount of gas in the atmosphere determines the amount of gas in the ocean
Photosynthesis produces what?
Respiration and decay produce what?
An acidic solution has...
free hydrogen ions in it
A basic solution has a pH...
greater than 7.0
What ions assist in buffering ocean water?
bicarbonate and carbonate
The primary source for organic matter in the ocean is...
The depth at which levels of dissolved oxygen reach their minimum match nicely with the depth at which levels of which reach a maximum?
carbon dioxide, phosphate, and nitrate
Most carbon associated with the ocean is...
inorganic and is found in carbonate sediments
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