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  1. #1 looking for chem. reaction between rock and something else 
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    I'm trying to think of a type of chemical reaction that involves a rock and some other substance. What kind of rocks are most susceptible to chemical reactions and with what substances do they typically react? Acids? Oxygen? What would be a relatively quick reaction?


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    Limestone with vinegar, or almost any acid.


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    Granite and trinitrotoluene.

    It would help if you stated your purpose.
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    It's best if you look at the chemical composition of a rock and then figure out what it reacts with.

    For example the limestone reaction. Limestone is calcium carbonate.
    A carbonate + acid ------ CO2 + H20 + salt

    I don't think a reaction with oxygen would be impressive as rocks are exposed to oxygen all the time
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    If the rock contains silicon compounds, it reacts with concentrated boiled alkaline solution to form silicate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveF
    Granite and trinitrotoluene.

    It would help if you stated your purpose.
    and where do you propose he gets TNT??

    ah well. I like the limestone and acid one best, simple, and suits your purpose (whatever it may be)
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    Thanks for your replies everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjc34
    Quote Originally Posted by SteveF
    Granite and trinitrotoluene.

    It would help if you stated your purpose.
    and where do you propose he gets TNT??

    ah well. I like the limestone and acid one best, simple, and suits your purpose (whatever it may be)
    Well here in England TNT is a postal company, used by the government to send documents from their buildings. Sometimes the company wont loose your mail ! - but i think there is an extra charge for that service.

    back to the question. as i remember in school, marble and hydrochloric acid makes for a nice fizzy reaction.
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    TNT is a TV station! Don't know what it stands for though.
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