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Sedimentary Rock

What is the name of a substance in air that makes the surface of limestone change?

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November 26, 2007 6:08PM

Limestone is basically calcium carbonate. *All* acids will slowly cause the surface of limestone to dissolve thus eroding the surface. The stronger the acid, the quicker the dissolution. Acids based on sulfur, such as sulfurous or sulfuric acids are very harmful to limestone.