Phosphate association with Na+, Ca2+ and Mg2+ in seawater

E. Atlas, C. Culberson, R. M. Pytkowicz

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Association constants of orthophosphate ion with Na+, Ca2+, and Mg2+ were measured at μ = 0.68 and 20°C. The results were used to calculate phosphate speciation in seawater. Free HPO42- ion and MgHPO4o are found to be the predominant species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-254
Number of pages12
JournalMarine Chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology

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