Saline Water

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by arauca, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. arauca Banned Banned

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    prolonged sea water penetrate into skin ( salt into the skin ) or dehydrate the skin ?

    Any experience or literature ?
     
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  3. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Long term exposure can't be good for you.
     
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  5. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    You don't need any experience or literature. It's dehydration through a very well known and fully understood process called osmosis. End of story.
     
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  7. arauca Banned Banned

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    I am familiar with osmosis, But what is the answer when a body that drowns in water or at sea it swells , why does not dehydrate . I can see wen you have swollen feet and you soak them in Epsom salt you reduce swelling , because osmotic pressure.
     
  8. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Because it rots, producing gas. That's why dead bodies rise up again after initially sinking.

    Look, you can google all this perfectly easily, you know.
     
  9. arauca Banned Banned

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    Before rotting takes place the body sinks for several days , then rotting takes place and gas evolves and the density of the body decreases and the body floats
     

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