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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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FIGURE 12.13 Limestone weathered by carbonation often takes on a fluted, pitted, or even honeycombed appearance.

Why does the limestone near the bottom of the outcrop seem to be more weathered than that at the top?

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The reasons why the limestone near the bottom of the outcrop is seen to be more weathered than that at the top.

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A common type of solution activity in chemical weathering process is known as carbonation. It involves the reaction between carbon dioxide and molecules of water with the decomposing rock material. The process of carbonation weathering is most effective in carbonate rocks, mostly limestone which is an abundant sedimentary rock that is made up of calcium carbonate...

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