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In this episode, I talk about solution  (Limestone/marble) caves and how they form.  What is the chemistry behind their formation and their cave formations like stalactites and stalagmites?

In fact, I mention the chemical equation that drives this reaction:

Caves are fascinating places, and I hope this makes it easier for you to understand how solution caves form.

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Limestone Caves – how do they form (the chemistry of solution caves)

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