Calcite? : LUSENET : Introductory Geology, Oswego State : One Thread

I was wondering if Calcite was the mineral that reacted with Calcium Cholrate. CaCl2???? And if so what type of reaction would this be classified as? And if so does it fizz?

-- Randy Rosenthal (, February 16, 2001


When using a reaction to acid to identify a mineral as calcite, you would put a drop of hydrochloric acid (HCl) on the mineral and see if it fizzes. If it does fizz (caused by carbon dioxide escaping) it is probably clacite. This would be a chemical reaction. I hope this answered your question.

-- Angelique Chambers (, February 17, 2001.

Calcium is the element that makes up the mineral Calcite. The HCl (hydrochloric) acid is what makes the calcium fizz, making calcite easy to identify with the acid test.

-- Johanna Besaw (, February 28, 2001.

Calcite is a mineral made of elements of Calcium, carbon and Oxygen. To clarify calcite, you put hydrocloric acid on it and if the it absorbs the acid and makes bubbles, then its calcite. This is what I know so far and I hope it does help your question.

-- Philippa Brewu (, September 22, 2002.

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