Which of the following salts is found in maximum quantity in the oceans?

(a) Magnesium sulphate
(b) Calcium sulphate
(c) Magnesium chloride
(d) Sodium chloride

Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 3rd February 2016 in Chemistry.
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(d) Sodium chloride

Composition of sea water is as follows:

Chloride  Р19.345 ppm
Sodium – 10.752 ppm
Sulfate – 2.701 ppm
Magnesium – 1.295
Calcium – 0.416 ppm
Chlorine and Sodium is found in the form of NaCl (Sodium Chloride).

Hence, Sodium Chloride (NaCl) is found in maximum quantity in the oceans.

Pushpendra Pal Dean Answered on 5th February 2016.
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