Why does calcite fizz when it comes in contact with hydrochloric acid?

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Jan 29, 2017

Answer:

#"Calcite"# is mineralized #CaCO_3#, and so..............

Explanation:

And calcium carbonate gives calcium ions, and water, and carbon dioxide, when decomposed by mineral acids:

#CaCO_3(s) +2HCl(aq) rarr CaCl_2(aq) + H_2O(l) + CO_2(g)uarr#

So the bubbles you see gaseous carbon dioxide. What chemical text could ou perform in order to verify the identity of this gas?