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What is the relationship between salinity and the density of water?

Salinity describes how much salt is dissolved in a sample of water. The more salt there is dissolved in the water, the greater its salinity. When comparing two samples of water with the same volume, the water sample with higher salinity will have greater mass, and it will therefore be more dense.

What happens to the density of water as the salinity increases?

The density of water increases as the salinity increases. The density of seawater (salinity greater than 24.7) increases as temperature decreases at all temperatures above the freezing point. Density changes about 2% because of the pressure difference between the surface and the deep seafloor.

How does salinity affect ocean water?

Salinity can affect the density of ocean water: Water that has higher salinity is denser and heavier and will sink underneath less saline, warmer water. This can affect the movement of ocean currents. It can also affect marine life, which may need to regulate its intake of saltwater.

What is the density of saltwater vs freshwater?

Average density at the surface is 1.025 kg/l. Seawater is denser than both fresh water and pure water (density 1.0 kg/l at 4 °C (39 °F)) because the dissolved salts increase the mass by a larger proportion than the volume. The freezing point of seawater decreases as salt concentration increases.

Why is the density of seawater more than the rain water?

Sea water has more density than rain water because it contains salt ions. These salt ions make the seawater heavier, which means the mass of the water increases due to the presence of salt ions.

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