Can We Make Ocean Water Drinkable - and Should We?

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Reactions Science Videos | July 2, 2019

We need water to survive--and Earth is covered in it! Unfortunately, almost all of that water is salty. In this week’s episode of Reactions find out why getting freshwater from ocean water is a lot trickier than you might imagine.


Thirsty? How 'bout a cool, refreshing cup of seawater?

As Water Scarcity Increases, Desalination Plants Are on the Rise

How Much Water is There on Earth?

Why is the ocean salty?

Weird Science: Types of Salts in Seawater

If we don’t want to run out of water, we should look to the sun

Why Does Water Dissolve Salt?

Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others' butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it's OK to pee in the pool? We've got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day.

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