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kor buh nayt

  • n  a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3)
  • v  turn into a carbonate
  • v  treat with carbon dioxide

  • It's home to 73 million metric tons of lithium carbonate, more than half the world's supply.
  • Barefoot says that it's limestone from dead parts of Okinawa's coral reefs, actually calcium carbonate containing some trace minerals and practically the same as the pure calcium .
  • He prescribed a dose of calcium carbonate; two weeks later, his sister's pain had disappeared.
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  • Sandrin in Arizona State University
    Kartchner Caverns is widely recognized as a spectacular example of carbonate cave development,says Sandrin. "The cave is one of the top 10 caves in the world in terms of mineralogical and speleothem development. The caverns represent an...
  • Steve Squyres in About - News & Issues (blog)
    The beauty is we know how to find out,said Dr. Steve Squyres of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, principal investigator for the mission. "Is the carbonate concentrated in fluffy dust? That might favor the atmospheric hypothesis. Is it...
  • Nicholas Stern in
    Such a rapid change has not happened for hundreds of thousands of years and "makes it harder for many ocean creatures to form shells and skeletons from calcium carbonate", Stern says.

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