Why does ocean water contain salt?



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    Seawater is abundant in salt (NaCl) because their concentrations are not altered by chemical processes, or the chemical processes occur slower than the physical processes of water movement and transport. In other words, sodium (Na) and chlorine (Cl) ions bind together and with water molecules so strongly that before they can get chemically broken down, something drives the water current and so they remain always constantly in the water. The salt and chlorine that make up salt are in seawater as a result of erosion, dissolution, and weather of rocks that include those elements.

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