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What is the most abundant metal in sea water

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    I suspect Mg ion

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    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.

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    I sort of consider NaCl as defining salt water :)

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

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