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  •  Thanks for the explanation (0+ / 0-)

    The conservative/non-conservative classification is based on the biological and oceanographic behaviour of individual elemental ions whereas I was thinking it was was a physical chemistry differentiation of some sort (like metal/non-metals).

    •  It's an observational/measurement-based (0+ / 0-)

      parameter.

      And it also applies to charged compounds, not just elements.

      But the basic idea holds.

      Cesium (or Caesium, if you prefer) is not conservative, meaning: its concentration is not constant in time or space, and it will not stay in solution very long at all.

      The only way to ensure a free press is to own one

      by RedDan on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 08:14:02 AM PST

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