What is the process of erosion that dissolves a rock by chemical breakdown of its constituent minerals called?

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Nov 26, 2017

Carbonic acid (H2CO3)


The Chemical breakdown of a rock is called chemical weathering. An example of a chemical contributing in this kind of breakdown is Carbonic Acid. It forms when dissolved carbon dioxide in rainwater or in moist air reacts with water and minerals in rocks and eventually corrodes the rocks themselves.