posted by .

What is the most abundant metal in sea water

  • science -

    I suspect Mg ion

  • science -

    a google search turned up data showing that Na is about 8 times the concentration of Mg. (by mass)

    So, since Na is lighter than Mg, it would be even more abundant, counting the number of atoms present.

  • science -

    I sort of consider NaCl as defining salt water :)

  • science -

    Hmm. Hadn't considered that take on it. You may be right...

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Science

    The specific heat of copper metal was determined by putting a piece of the metal weighing 33.6 g in hot water. The quantity of heat absorbed by the metal was calculated to be 47 J from the temperature drop of the water. What was the …
  2. chemistry

    Data collected from the calorimetry of a metal mass of the metal = 110.62g initial temperature of the water in the cup = 23.0 C initial temperature of the metal in the boiling water = 99.02 C final temperature of the metal AND water …
  3. Physical Science

    The density of sea water is slightly higher than that of fresh water. The higher density is due to the fact that sea water contains salts such as sodium choride and magnesium chloride. Suppose you have a container that holds 5.00 kg …
  4. earth science

    what are the six most abundant components (elements)dissolved in seawater?
  5. science

    what is the most abundant type of sediment in the ocean?
  6. science

    a 150g of a metal at 80degree C is placed in 100cm3 of pure water at 20degree C. the final temperature of the system (metal+water) is 23degree C. what is the specific heat of the metal?
  7. First year chem

    Barium has 6 stable isotops (132Ba, 134Ba, 135Ba, 136Ba, 137Ba, and 138Ba) with natural abundances ranging from 0.1% for least abundant to 71.7% for the most abundant. Which isotope of barium is the most abundant?
  8. science

    2. A 75.0 g sample of a metal is placed in boiling water until its temperature is 100.00C. A calorimeter contains 100.00 g of water at a temperature of 24.40C. The metal sample is removed from the boiling water and immediately place …
  9. biology

    why is carbon so abundant in living things when oxygen is the most abundant element on earth
  10. Chm101 introductory inorganic chemistry

    The abundant metal in sea is

More Similar Questions