Limestone

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What happens in thermal decomposition?
Limestone is heated. The heat decomposes the calcium carbonate to form calcium oxide and carbon dioxide. This process is called thermal decomposition.
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Advantages of quarrying limestone?
It is an important raw material. Provides jobs. Export the limestone which helps the UK Economy. Jobs help local economies because the workers spent their money in their shops and businesses.
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Disadvantages of quarrying limestone?
Produce noise and dust pollution. Digging a quarry destroys habitats. Quarries spoil the scenery. Lorries taking limestone away creates traffic pollution.
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What 3 main effects does quarrying limestone have?
Economic, environmental and social effects.
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What is the word equation for thermal decomposition?
Calcium carbonate---> Calcium oxide+Carbon dioxide.
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It is an important raw material. Provides jobs. Export the limestone which helps the UK Economy. Jobs help local economies because the workers spent their money in their shops and businesses.

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