The relative amounts of the three dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) species at typical seawater pH

Range (HCO3)- 90%: (CO3)2- 9%: CO2 <1% %
Organism Biosphere
Reference Dieter A. Wolf-Gladrow, Ulf Riebesell, Steffen Burkhardt and Jelle Bijma, Direct effects of CO2 concentration on growth and isotopic composition of marine plankton, Tellus (1999), 51B, 461–476 p.462 right column top paragraph
Comments "The relative amounts of the three DIC species are a function of pH. At typical seawater pH of 8.2, 90% is present in the form of HCO3-, 9% as (CO3)2-, and less than 1% as CO2."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108710