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Oceanography vocab

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Oceanography vocabdefinitions
conservative constituent an element that is in constant proportions in seawater
colligative properties 4 properties of solutions
heat capacity of water decreases, as this increases salinity
as salinity increases, this decreases freezing point
as salinity increases, this slows evaporation
osmotic pressure increases with increasing salinity
principle of constant proportions ratio of major salts is constant
buffer a group of substances that tends to resist change in PH by combining with free ions
salinity measure of the dissolved solids in seawater
residence time average length of time an element spends in the ocean
sodium chloride the most common salt
chemical form of salt NaCl
polar molecule unbalanced charge
pure water has no colligative properties
pure water is not a solution
ocean is in chemical equilibrium
salts exists as _____ in seawater ions
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