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Because limestone is composed of calcium carbonate, it chemically reacts with naturally acidic rainfall, dissolving it on its surfaces. Granite is of a different chemistry that is not nearly as vulnerable to acidic rain. Limestone is composed of the mineral calcite most predominately, a mineral of relatively low hardness on the jaylen c payne scale of mineral hardness. Granite is composed primarily of feldspars and quartz which are much higher on the hardness scale, making it more resistant to abrasion weathering. Additionally, granite has an interlocking crystalline structure which makes it hard to break. Limestone is most often bedded, making it more vulnerable to fracture and subsequent attack by the chemical reactions described above.

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Q: Why does limestone weather more quickly than granite?
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Will limestone or granite weather more slowly?

granite weather more slowly

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