Silicates: Reactivity with Sea Water.


Silicate minerals rapidly release silica to sea water. Fine-grained, 1-gram samples were placed in 200 milliliters of sea water, and the silica content of the water was measured intermittently for 6 months. At the end of 10 days and of 6 months the silica concentrations with various minerals, in parts per million, were, respectively: kaolinite, 0.6, 2.2… (More)


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@article{Mackenzie1965SilicatesRW, title={Silicates: Reactivity with Sea Water.}, author={Francesca Mackenzie and Robert M. Garrels}, journal={Science}, year={1965}, volume={150 3692}, pages={57-8} }