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4 Differences Between Sea Water and Mountain Water

by Bryan Pashian Manalu

mountain waterThis time we will explain important informations to you which is what are the differences between sea water and mountain water. We know that water is a very important life source that very required by human. There are lots of benefits that we can obtain from water, both for consumption or for other purposes. So, there are many utilizations of water resource in human life.

The needs of living organisms for water is inseparable. Even it can be said that water is one of the life supports for all living things in this world. Besides that, there are some living organisms that make the water as one factor that detemine their lives, such as animals that live in water, both in land and oceans.

Although some of the Earth’s surface looked dry, such as desert, but, when you find out inside the desert, you will find water. This is proven by the existence of oasis in some deserts. So, water is indeed inseparable from human life and indeed water is available everywhere, even though the places are seen a dry and barren places.

Even though basically both sea water and mountain water are water, but, indeed they have some differences. One of the prominent differences is why sea water is salty while mountain water isn’t. Besides that, there are many other differences that sometimes only a few hand of people that know the differences.

For you that curious about the differences, we will explain about the differences, special for you. After you read and understand the information that we about to tell you, hopefully you can understand about some of the differences. Here are 4 differences between sea water and mountain water.

1. Sea water is salty, mountain water is tasteless

Basically, there are two types of water, namely freshwater and salt water. Freshwater is water without taste or in other words not salty. Freshwater doesn’t contain saline solution or doesn’t contain high amount of saline solution. Usually, when calling freshwater, people look to the river, lake, well, snow, and mountain water.

Indeed mountain water is freshwater because you cannot taste salty while drinking the mountain water. Besides that, mountain water also became primary source for some bottled water products.

Meanwhile, sea water is salty. The reason is salinity of sea water reaches around 3.5%. So, if in the sea water the salinity is 3.5%, so in 2 litres water, there are 60 grams of salt. Although not all salt in the form of table salt or NaCl. Salinity is one of quality paramaters of water.

While for factors that affect salinity of sea water indeed is quite many. One of the factors is because the Earth is covered by salt, especially in the ground and rocks. But, the salts are mixed with other sediments. Also, another factor of sea water salinity is correlation between river flow and salinity in the sea. In addition, this may happen because water can dissolves substance, which is one of properties of water.

2. Difference of the source

The second difference between sea water and mountain water is the sources of the two types of water. You must know that sea water is water that came from big river then stream to the sea. Indeed the source of sea water is more complex than source of mountain water.

As for source of mountain water, the source came from water spring. Usually, the water spring is called as mountain spring. Besides that, from this mountain spring came some bottled water products that currently we drink.

3. Difference by use

As we explain that mountain water is freshwater which is mean that the water is tasteless. So, usually the mountain water is mainly used for consumption purpose, both drinking or other uses such as bath and cooking.

So, how about sea water? Sea water is a salty water that indeed has taste. So, usually the sea water is used for productive things. In example, sea water is used as primary material to make salt.

Besides that, sea water also has other uses that maybe some people doesn’t know yet. Some of other uses of sea water is:

  • Can cure some diseases.
  • Can make skin more beautiful.
  • Used as fertilizer in agriculture field.
  • Used as fuel.
  • Used as power generation.
  • Used as mineral source that needed by human.
  • As freshwater reserve.

4. Sea water can crystallize, mountain water can’t

Do you know what is crytallization? Basically, crystallization is a mixture separation technique where in a system that about to do mass transfer of dissolved substance that came from solution. The result will form a solid substance in the form of crystal. This process can be occurred naturally or can be occurred synthetically or human made.

Usually, scientist using synthetically crystallization process is to separate mixture substance. Besides that, this process also can be used as compound purification. Meanwhile, sea water experiences naturally crystallization process.

So, how about mountain water? Mountain water indeed can’t crystallize. It’s mean that sea water or freshwater can’t be conducted synthetically crystallization. But, you have to understand that sea water will be freeze if cooled down.

Even though crystallized water and freezed water have similar form, but, if you look carefully then these two things are different. The conclusion is sea water is kind of water that can crystallize, and mountain water can’t crystallize, it is just freeze when cooled down.

Those are 4 differences between sea water and mountain water. Hopefully this information is useful for you all. Although these types of water have differences from their use and application, but, these both water is clearly useful for human life.

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