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Art of crystallisation
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A Future in Chemistry
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Outreach Fund - Half-baked ideas welcome
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Re: Crystals from grey rock and acetic acid

Hi Keith Sometimes called popcorn rocks or snowy rocks, I think what essentially is happening when you add the vinegar is that white aragonite crystals (the second most common polymorph of calcium carbonate; the first one being calcite) are growing on the grey dolomite rocks which contain other minerals especifically magnesium carbonate. The acid reacts mainly with the magnesium carbonate leaving behind the calcium carbonate aragonite white crystals together with some deposition of other salts as a result of efflorescence. Depending on room temperature and humidity you should be able to see the white crystals after approx. one week. For more info see the attached document. Hope this helps, Andres

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