• Question: What substances are in the water, thanks 😁

    Asked by 855furk43 to Chris, Joanne, Kathryn, Kieran, Sarah on 14 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Kathryn Schoenrock

      Kathryn Schoenrock answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      In the ocean there are a lot of different salts- like the familiar table salt we call sodium chloride (NaCl). Other salts include potassium (also found in bananas), calcium (like in our bones), magnesium, and sulfates (what makes hot springs smell like farts). They are all really important. For instance Calcium is used by snails, crabs and even some seaweeds to build their shells. Magnesium too!

    • Photo: Sarah Guerin

      Sarah Guerin answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      Yup, all water naturally contains minerals which are good for your body- like calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium.

    • Photo: Chris Werner

      Chris Werner answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      Minerals like the other have mentioned, all very good for you! Regarding what actually makes up water itself, very simple. Its formula is H2O, two atoms of hydrogen, one atom of oxygen!