pH of sea water

Mahlon G. Kelly mgk at faraday.clas.Virginia.EDU
Tue Aug 20 23:21:14 EST 1996


Chan  writes:
> Can anyone tell me the pH of sea water?  I think that it is alkaline 
> but have no idea why.  Please help.  Thank you.

pH of seawater is very close to 7.3 Being very well buffered,
there is little variation from ocean to ocean.
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