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Information on limestone caves?What features are found in limestone caves? What are...

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enimsaj1996 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted November 12, 2011 at 1:20 PM via web

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Information on limestone caves?

What features are found in limestone caves? What are flowstones, helictites, and columns?

Is carbonic acid what erodes the limestone to form caves? Or is it the product from after with the dissolved limetone in it?

Thank you for your help! Any information would be greatly appreciated!!

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caver | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 3, 2012 at 11:33 PM (Answer #1)

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Dissolve means melt,  become fluid, or liquify, to cause to pass into solution <dissolve sugar in water>.

From Latin dissolvere, from dis- + solvere to loosen — more at solve

First Known Use: 14th century

 when we say the limestone rock has dissolved due to acid rain water and formed caves.

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