Relative proportions of inorganic forms of CO2 dissolved in seawater

Relative proportions of inorganic forms of CO<sub>2</sub> dissolved in seawater

© 2005. British Royal Society Report, Ocean Acidification Due to Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide, p. vi.

Under current conditions bicarbonate is the most abundant form of CO2. All three forms are important for biological processes carried out by marine organisms. The green arrows in this diagram show the range of pH (7.5 to 8.5) that is likely to be found in the oceans now and in the future.

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