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Carbonate rock: Quiz


Question 1: ________ topography and caves develop in carbonate rocks due to their solubility in dilute acidic groundwater.
FoibaMine explorationShow caveKarst topography

Question 2: Carbonate rocks are a class of sedimentary rocks composed primarily of ________ minerals.
BicarbonateCarbonateCarbon dioxideCalcium carbonate

Question 3: Rare igneous carbonate rocks exist as intrusive ________ and even more rare volcanic carbonate lava.

Question 4: Calcite can be either dissolved by ________ or precipitated by groundwater, depending on several factors including the water temperature, pH, and dissolved ion concentrations.

Question 5: The two major types are limestone and dolomite, composed of ________ (CaCO3) and the mineral dolomite (CaMg(CO3)2) respectively.
AragoniteCarbonCalciteCalcium carbonate


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