Asked in Chemistry, Rain and Flooding, Beds
Why lakes with limestone beds experience less adverse affects from acid rain than lakes with granite beds?
Because acids from the rain water is neutralized by the limestone.
What kind of lakes are protected against the negative effects of acid rain?
lakes that have a floor consisting of basic minerals, such as limestone are more resistant to acid rain because the chemicals of the limestone neutralize any incoming acid. ...
How is acid rain harmful to lakes and ponds?
Acidification of the water can stress organisms living in those lakes and ponds, making it harder for them to survive. Acidification of the water will accelerate erosion of limestone bedrock under the lakes and ponds. ...
Limestone is used for what?
Limestone has many uses. It is commonly known as a building material, but can also produce other substances such as glass, cement, and lime. Also when powdered, limestone can be used as a base to neutralize acid rain in lakes as well as acidic soils. ...
Asked in Earth Sciences, Lakes and Rivers
Why are there so many lakes in Florida?
Most of Florida's lakes are the result of sinkholes formed when underground limestone is dissolved by karst erosion. Others have formed through depressions in the ancient limestone bedrock. Still others are formed by man through building dams, wiers, residential communities, etc. ...
Asked in Crossword Puzzles
What is a five letter word ending in A meaning freshwater limestone algae?
The word you are looking for is chara. It's five letters, ending in A. Chara is an algae which forms in freshwater lakes in limestone-heavy environments. ...
Asked in Geology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences
When limestone is added to lakes why is it powdered?
The increased surface area of a powder makes more area available for chemical reaction to take place. ...
Asked in Acids and Bases
Lakes have been acidified by acid rain hno3 and h2so4 can be neutralized by a process called liming in which limestone caco3 is added to the acudified water what mass of limestone in kg would?
need more information, cant figure it out by these short info.
Asked in Economics
Does limestone have any economic value?
Limestone itself is a building material. The pyramids in Egypt are made of blocks of limestone. Limestone is composed mostly of a chemical called Calcium carbonate. When this is heated, it looses a molecule of CO2 and becomes Calcium oxide. Calcium oxide is known as lime. Lime is one of the main ingredients in cement. Calcium carbonate is basic and increases the pH of either soil or water. Lakes affected by acid rain can be neutralized with the addition of limestone. ...
Asked in Pollution, Air Pollution
Cutting back on pollutants that cause acid rain is one solution to the problem of acidified lakes can you suggest another?
Add a neutralizing substance such as limestone
Asked in Geology, Geography, Rocks and Minerals
What kind of a rock is limestone?
Limestone, broadly classified as a sedimentary rock, can be a chemical sedimentary (formed from the precipitation of calcite in saturated sea water or lakes) or bioclastic sedimentary (formed from the shells and body parts of marine organisms which have been cemented together). ...
Asked in Geology
What do people use limestone and sandstone for?
Sandstone and limestone were traditionally used as building materials, though stonework is very expensive now. Limestone is used in vast quantities to manufacture cement, mortar and concrete, in the production of glass, and of steel, and in making slaked lime for agriculture. There are many more uses including reducing the acidity of lakes. ...