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How much salt is in the oceans?

How much salt is in the oceans

Tasting ocean water is like drink a glass of water spiced with lot of salt, showing that the ocean body contains salt Note: Over 40 minerals and metals contained in seawater

Fact shows that 70% of the earth surface is covered by the water, and the larger part of this amount being the oceans. By now you should know that’s a large amount of salt present on our planet residing in the ocean.
But the question is

How did the Oceans Get Salty?

During the earth formation, erupting volcanoes covered the earth – spewed enormous amount of gases into the air. Those gases dissolved in early oceans around them, which is how they became salty in the first place.

Is the ocean getting saltier?

They remain salty today because all rain that falls and all water that flows over the surface of the planet ends up in the ocean. As it flows across rocks and through soil, more salt dissolves in the water and is carried to the ocean.
The saltiest ocean is the Atlantic, and the least salty are the oceans at the poles, but all of them have a lot of salt.

 

 

MINERAL MAKEUP OF OCEAN WATER

sodium chloride, calcite what is the most abundant salt, Here are minerals found in the ocean:

ELEMENT

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

PPM IN SEAWATER

MOLAR CONCENTRATION

Chloride 35.4 18980 0.536158
Sodium 23 10561 0.459174
Magnesium 24.3 1272 0.052346
Sulfur 32 884 0.027625
Calcium 40 400 0.01
Potassium 39.1 380 0.009719
Bromine 79.9 65 0.000814
Carbon(inorganic) 12 28 0.002333
Strontium 87.6 13 0.000148
Boron 10.8 4.6 0.000426
Silicon 28.1 4 0.000142
Carbon (organic) 12 3 0.00025
Aluminum 27 1.9 0.00007
Fluorine 19 1.4 0.000074
N as nitrate 14 0.7 0.00005
Nitrogen (organic) 14 0.2 0.000014
Rubidium 85 0.2 0.0000024
Lithium 6.9 0.1 0.000015
P as Phosphate 31 0.1 0.0000032
Copper 63.5 0.09 0.0000014
Barium 137 0.05 0.00000037
Iodine 126.9 0.05 0.00000039
N as nitrite 14 0.05 0.0000036
N as ammonia 14 0.05 0.0000036
Arsenic 74.9 0.024 0.00000032
Iron 55.8 0.02 0.00000036
P as organic 31 0.016 0.00000052
Zinc 65.4 0.014 0.00000021
Manganese 54.9 0.01 0.00000018
Lead 207.2 0.005 0.000000024
Selenium 79 0.004 0.000000051
Tin 118.7 0.003 0.000000025
Cesium 132.9 0.002 0.000000015
Molybdenum 95.9 0.002 0.000000021
Uranium 238 0.0016 0.0000000067
Gallium 69.7 0.0005 0.0000000072
Nickel 58.7 0.0005 0.0000000085
Thorium 232 0.0005 0.0000000022
Cerium 140 0.0004 0.0000000029
Vanadium 50.9 0.0003 0.0000000059
Lanthanum 139.9 0.0003 0.0000000022
Yttrium 88.9 0.0003 0.0000000034
Mercury 200.6 0.0003 0.0000000015
Silver 107.9 0.0003 0.0000000028
Bismuth 209 0.0002 0.00000000096
Cobalt 58.9 0.0001 0.0000000017
Gold 197 0.000008 0.00000000004

How much salt is in the oceans?

That means if we managed to dry up all the water in the oceans, the seabeds would be covered by a pile of salt as tall as a 12 storey building!
If we managed to get all that salt together, we could use it to build a wall a mile wide and 180 miles tall. That wall would stretch all the way around the world at the equator.
That’s a lot of salt!

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