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    I really need help on this question because I honestly have no idea :L

    By using this equation - CO2 + H2O ----> H+ + HCO3-
    Explain how acidification could reduce the amount of CO2 which the seawater uptakes?

    Any ideas?
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    (Original post by gemstar!)
    I really need help on this question because I honestly have no idea :L

    By using this equation - CO2 + H2O ----> H+ + HCO3-
    Explain how acidification could reduce the amount of CO2 which the seawater uptakes?

    Any ideas?
    Thanks
    well what is happening to CO2 on the left hand side as you add more H+(acidification)? does that correspond to what you aim to achieve?
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    (Original post by gemstar!)
    I really need help on this question because I honestly have no idea :L

    By using this equation - CO2 + H2O ----> H+ + HCO3-
    Explain how acidification could reduce the amount of CO2 which the seawater uptakes?

    Any ideas?
    Thanks
    If it is in equilibria, you increase the concentration of H+ (which can be achieved by adding a stong acid, i.e. HCL) then equilibria will counteract this imbalance and move to the left, so as to produce more CO2 and H2O. But if it isn't in equilibria then I don't know...

    That's my best idea anyway
 
 
 
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