Silica: Role in the Buffering of Natural Waters

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Science  02 Apr 1965:
Vol. 148, Issue 3666, pp. 69
DOI: 10.1126/science.148.3666.69


In the oceans, dissolved silica and degraded silicates appear to participate in a reaction which fixes silica and alkali metal cations and releases hydrogen ions, resulting in maintenance of the pH.