Why there is No Salt in the Sea

  title={Why there is No Salt in the Sea},
  author={Joseph E. Earley},
  journal={Foundations of Chemistry},
  • J. Earley
  • Published 2005
  • Geology
  • Foundations of Chemistry
What, precisely, is `salt'? It is a certainwhite, solid, crystalline, material, alsocalled sodium chloride. Does any of that solidwhite stuff exist in the sea? – Clearly not.One can make salt from sea water easily enough,but that fact does not establish thatsalt, as such, is present in brine. (Paper andink can be made into a novel – but no novelactually exists in a stack of blank paper witha vial of ink close by.) When salt dissolves inwater, what is present is no longer `salt' butrather a… 
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