Does water in the ocean have a lower freezing point than fresh water?



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    Yes.  The more salt that is present in water, the lower the freezing point.  For water to freeze, the hydrogen has to bond with the oxygen – and this process becomes harder with an increased presence of salt.  Typically, ocean water will freeze at a temperature of negative one point nine degrees Celsius, compared to fresh water’s freezing point of zero degrees Celsius.



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