The History and Chemistry of Rock–not the Rolling Stones, the Dolomites

If you take a sample of rock from one of the main peaks of Northern Italy's Dolomite Mountains and add hydrochloric acid, the¬†effervescence will be quite weak. The streaming of carbon dioxide bubbles will be far more vigorous if you add the same acid to rocks from most Alpine peaks. Both samples contain carbonate, the... Continue Reading →

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