Chemistry (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 19 - Acids, Bases, and Salts - 19.3 Strengths of Acids and Bases - Chemistry & You: Everyday Matter - Think About It: 4

Answer

Detail is lost because the acid reacts with and subsequently erodes away parts of the stone it continuously comes into contact with. With time, fewer and fewer of the original details remain. Ultimately, a statue may lose all of its details.

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Detail is lost because the acid reacts with and subsequently erodes away parts of the stone it continuously comes into contact with. With time, fewer and fewer of the original details remain. Ultimately, a statue may lose all of its details.
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