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Reefs

What is a reef? In your answer provide a definition, general diagnostic features and explain how the reef fauna and flora aid in the precipitation of calcium carbonate. Reefs are self-generated limestone deposits, created by the organisms living in them. … Continue reading

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Carbonate Precipitation

Atmospheric carbon dioxide combines with water during rainfall and in breaking wave’s spray, producing carbonic acid. Carbonic acid spontaneously disassociates into hydrogen ions and bicarbonate, which in turn disassociates into hydrogen ions and carbonate. Dissolved carbonate combines with dissolved calcium … Continue reading

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