Myths and Reality about Chemistry of Oxidane – The Wonder Liquid: A Review
- Post by: Bubul Bharali
- July 10, 2018
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About 71% of Earth’s surface is covered by oxidane or water and the Oceans hold about 96% of all earth’s water. Water also exists in the air as water vapour, in rivers and lakes, in ice caps and glaciers and in ground as soil moisture and also in aquifers. The water distribution on earth shows that most water in the Earth’s atmosphere and crust comes from the world ocean’s saline seawater, while freshwater accounts for only 2.5% of the total. Because the oceans that cover roughly 70% of the area of the Earth reflect blue light, the Earth appears blue from space, and is often referred to as the blue planet and the Pale Blue Dot. An estimated 1.5 to 11 times the amount of water in the oceans may be found hundreds of miles deep within the Earth’s interior, although not exactly in liquid form. The total volume of water on Earth is estimated at 1.386 billion km³ (333 million cubic miles), with 97.5% being salt water and 2.5% being fresh water. Of the fresh water, only 0.3% is in liquid form on the surface. In addition, the lower mantle of inner earth may hold as much as 5 times more water than all surface water combined (all oceans, all lakes, all rivers).