answersLogoWhite

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2016-03-14 02:32:23

Actually it's more like the salinity affecting the water cycle.

Water evaporation is happening constantly, and the rate at which it's evaporating or its volatility that is to say depends on the pressure of the atmosphere.

Water boiling point happens when the pressure of the atmosphere is equal to the vapor pressure of the liquid.

Water has some kinetic energy, given that its at a certain temperature. What's holding the water in its liquid state are the hydrogen bonds. (look up dipole-dipole intermolecular forces) When you apply the let's say heat to it, they kinetic energy is increasing (the water molecules are moving faster and faster) and these hydrogen bonds are broken and the vapor pressure goes up and it goes from liquid to gas. The other factor in keeping the water in it's liquid state is the pressure of the atmosphere keeping the water from just becoming the atmosphere itself.

Water doesn't have to "boil" at 100 degrees C. The pressure of the atmosphere at sea level is 760 torr. But let's say you were in Utah where elevation is higher and the atmospheric pressure is less, you'd find that water boils at 95 degrees C.

So the lower the atmospheric pressure, the more water is going to go into "boil mode." Now that you know that, understand that ocean water isn't pure water. There is salt in it. NaCl. Those hydrogen bonds that hold water together are stronger with the Na ions. I'm not going to get into intermolecular forces that's a subject to long to explain here, but know its a huge factor. Because those bonds of salt water are stronger, it's harder for the molecules to escape into the gaseous state. The temperature needs to be higher than 100 degrees C to boil salt water.

Just think if the salinity constantly increases in our oceans, and it is. That means that it's harder for the water to escape into the gaseous state. So there you have it, the salinity effects the water cycle.

P.S not my words

001
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Your Answer

Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

What are the two factors that affect the salinity of ocean water?

The temperature and the minerals in the ocean are the two factors that affect salinity of ocean water.


Describe the ocean and explain how the water cycle affects the salinity of the ocean?

Hhj


How do temperature and salinity each affect density in ocean water?

The temperature control how hot or cold the ocean is. The salinity control how much salt is in the ocean.


What 2 things affect the density of ocean water?

the temperature of the water and the salinity of the water


How how does the water cycle affect the salinity?

Water comprises of salts and minerals. Water cycle brings minerals back from air.


Describe the oceans and explain how the water cycle affects the salinity of the ocean?

Oceans are big water bodies. Salinity is due to the presence of minerals in water.


What two thing affect the density of ocean water?

Temperature & salinity.


How does evaporation and rain affect surface salinity of ocean water?

Evaporation leaves salt behind. So as ocean water decreases, the percentage of salt increases, increasing salinity. As evaporation increases, rainfall also increases, thus it decreasing the salinity of ocean water.


What two factors affect ocean salinity?

evaporation and freezing of sea water


How do manganese nodules affect the salinity of ocean water?

I Don't know, did not research.


The average salinity of ocean water is what?

Salinity of the ocean water is defined as the dissolved salt content in a body of water. The salinity of the ocean is 3.5%, the salinity increases as you approach the equator and decreases as you approach the poles.


How temperature and salinity affect the density of ocean water?

Water is at its maximum density when it is fully saturated at 4 degrees C. less salinity and higher or lower temperatures decrease ocean density.


What is the major source of the dissolved minerals that affect the salinity of ocean water?

Continental Erosion


List three factors that affect salinity in the ocean and three factors that affect ocean temperatures. Explain how each factor affects salinity or temperatures?

Three factors are evaporation and freezing of sea water.


What happens to rain that falls into ocean?

It marginally dilutes the salinity of the sea water. and will alternate back tothe water cycle.


What instrument measures the salinity of Ocean Water?

The Salinometer or the Barometer is used to measure the salinity of the Ocean water.


How does the warming of the ocean affect water cycle?

it increases the evaporation water.


How does the warming of the ocean affect the water cycle?

it increases the evaporation of water


What are the factor affecting the movement of ocean water?

Wind, temperature, salinity, tides and the breaking of waves are some of the factors that affect the movement of ocean water.


How does the ocean and water cycle affect weather patterns?

Ocean and water cycle causes change in weather. The amount of moisture in air changes.


What is the salinity of the ocean?

Ocean water is about 3.5% salt.


How does salinity affect ocean water?

Salinity also has an affect on ocean currents. Near Iceland, if the ocean is not salty enough, the water can't get dense enough to sink. As global warming melts ice in places like greenland, the water gets fresher and sinks slower. this could slow or stop the gulfstream, or perhaps just redirect it


How does temperature and salinity affect the formation of deep currents?

Deep currents form where the density of ocean water increase so, water density depends on temperature and salinity. I hope I helped you =)


Which condition of ocean water varies with the location and seasons?

salinity


The salinity of the ocean?

You could increase the salinity of the ocean by adding salt or removing water (ie: by evaporation).


Still have questions?