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Can some rocks be dissolved by anything besides acid?

Water in the small cracks found in rocks expand when it freezes and causes small cracks in the rock to appear.

Rocks are hard and durable

Rocks can crack

As a result of large changes in temperature

As a result of freezing

As a result of plant growth

There are three types of rocks

Igneous rock

Sedimentary rock

Metamorphic rock

Rocks are made of minerals

Eg. quartz

Eg. sand

Rocks can erode over time

Caused by action of running water

Caused by action of waves

Caused by action of wind

Rocks are made of different elements.

Eg. Chalk & limestone - Calcium,Carbon,oxygen

Eg. Diamond - Carbon

Some concentrated acids can dissolve rocks very quickly

Sulfuric acid

Nitric acid

Phosphoric acid

Substances are either acidic or alkali

Alkali have a ph of 7 and above

Acids have a ph of 7 and below

Rocks are generally classified by mineral and chemical composition, by the texture of the constituent particles and by the processes that formed them.