The Formation of Dripstone

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  • Created on: 09-06-18 14:17
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  • Carbonation
    • when rainwater absorbs CO2 from air
      • becomes weak carbonic acid
        • acidic rainwater reacts with alkaline limestone
          • dissolves
    • rain falls on limestone
      • slow chemical reaction occurs
        • rain reacts with calcium carbonate in limestone
          • forms calcium  bicarbonate

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