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Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
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Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Earth’s oceans have an average depth of 3800 m, a total surface area of 3.63 x 10 8 km2, and an average concentration of dissolved gold of 5.8 x 10 −9 g/L. Assuming the price of gold is $1595/troy oz,

Problem

Earth’s oceans have an average depth of 3800 m, a total surface area of 3.63 x 10 8 km2, and an average concentration of dissolved gold of 5.8 x 10 −9 g/L. 

Assuming the price of gold is $1595/troy oz, what is the value of gold in the oceans (1 troy oz = 31.1 g; d of gold = 19.3 g/cm3)?