Limestone Reacting with Acid

Limestone Reacting with Acid

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Caption: Limestone reacting with acid. When a few drops of 1M hydrochloric acid are poured on a limestone specimen, bubbles are produced. Limestone contains calcium carbonate that reacts with hydrochloric acid to produce carbon dioxide bubbles: CaCO3 + HCl -> CaCl2 + H2O + CO2. This is the mechanism by which acid rain erodes limestone formations.

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Keywords: acid, acid reaction, bubbles, bubbling, caco3, calcium carbonate, carbon dioxide, chemical, chemistry, co2, earth science, erosion, geologic, geology, hcl, hydrochloric acid, limestone, mineral, reaction, rock, sedimentary, specimen

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