Is salt a solute in seawater?

1 Answer
Jan 18, 2017

Absolutely..........

Explanation:

Sea water contains $N {a}^{+}$ and $C {l}^{-}$ ions. This site tells us that every litre of seawater contains approx. $35 \cdot g$ solute, which is mostly dissolved $N a C l$. Can you tell us the molar concentration with respect to $N a C l$, i.e.

$\text{Concentration}$ $=$ $\text{Moles of NaCl"/"Volume of solution}$