What is the reaction between acid rain and limestone?

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What happens in a reaction between acid rain and limestone?
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What is the reaction between acid rain and limestone?
« Reply #1 on: 11/05/2008 19:41:50 »
Joyce asked the Naked Scientists:

What happens, in scientific terms, when acid rain lands on limestone?


What do you think?
Limestone is CaCO3. An acid (H+) reacts with it giving water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2):

CaCO3 + 2H+ --> Ca++ + H2O + CO2

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What is the reaction between acid rain and limestone?
« Reply #2 on: 18/06/2008 13:13:27 »
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« Reply #3 on: 19/01/2011 19:15:43 »
uh... i tink that this is one of the more confusing tingys

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« Reply #4 on: 18/03/2012 19:28:25 »
it will desolve over 10 years (really slowly)

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Martin Tomphson

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« Reply #5 on: 05/10/2014 00:00:21 »
Speak English please XD, no seriously this is confusing. You need to speak less crazy talk and more real because you are wrong. I know because half of the stuff people research about acid dissolving limestone rocks are FACTS that I wrote and I'm only 11. It's a shame that I know more than you! No hard feeling bro, and DEFINITELY on offense! :)

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« Reply #6 on: 05/10/2014 00:01:48 »
Speak English please XD, no seriously this is confusing. You need to speak less crazy talk and more real because you are wrong. I know because half of the stuff people research about acid dissolving limestone rocks are FACTS that I wrote and I'm only 11. It's a shame that I know more than you! No hard feeling bro, and DEFINITELY on offense! :)

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Alex Bruckner

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« Reply #7 on: 22/04/2016 16:56:54 »
What is the name of this reaction?

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Keorapetse

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« Reply #8 on: 10/10/2016 12:58:22 »
is it possible to react limestone with 98% sulphuric acid for gypsum production?