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I understand that minerals are washed into the sea and due to the process of the water cycle these mineral levels rise and make the sea salty. What I do not understand is where all this chlorine comes from. The rocks around us are not made of all that much chlorine. Come to think of it where does all the sodium come from? Most of our rocks are calcium or silicon based are they not? Please correct my poor understanding. Sean
Re: Where does all the chlorine in salt water come from?
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