Common Name For Calcium Carbonate

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Common Name For Calcium Carbonate

    calcium carbonate

  • a salt found in nature as chalk or calcite or aragonite or limestone
  • Calcium carbonate is a chemical compound with the chemical formula CaCO3. It is a common substance found in rock in all parts of the world, and is the main component of shells of marine organisms, snails, pearls, and eggshells.
  • A white, insoluble solid occurring naturally as chalk, limestone, marble, and calcite, and forming mollusk shells and stony corals
  • A colourless or white inorganic compound, CaCO3, occurring as chalk, limestone, marble etc; reacts with acids to liberate carbon dioxide

    common name

  • A common name of an organism (also known as a vernacular name, colloquial name, trivial name, trivial epithet, country name, or farmer’s name) is a name in general use within a community; it is often contrasted with a scientific name.
  • (Common names (plants)) The common names of plants often vary from region to region, which is why most plant encyclopedias refer to plants using their scientific names: binomials, or “Latin” names.
  • (Common Names) Ghaap, Xhoba, Bushman’s Hat, Queen of the Namib

common name for calcium carbonate

Mono Lake Tufa

Mono Lake Tufa
South shore of Mono Lake with tufa.
Eastern California.

Tufa is the name for an unusual geological form of calcite rock.
Tufa is a rough, thick, rock-like calcium carbonate deposit that forms by precipitation from bodies of water with a high dissolved calcium content.

Tufa is essentially common limestone. What is uncommon about this limestone is the way it forms. Typically, underwater springs rich in calcium mix with lakewater rich in carbonates (the stuff in baking soda). As the calcium comes in contact with carbonates in the lake, a chemical reaction occurs resulting in calcium carbonate—limestone. The calcium carbonate precipitates (settles out of solution as a solid) around the spring, and over the course of decades to centuries, a tufa tower will grow. Tufa towers grow exclusively underwater, and some grow to heights of over 30 feet. The reason one sees so much tufa around Mono Lake today is because the lake level fell dramatically after water diversions began in 1941.

Calcium Carbonate

Calcium Carbonate
Calcium Carbonate collected 20+ years ago at Howe Caverns in upstate New York.