carbonate

A compound containing the group CO3. Carbonates include minerals such as calcite and rocks such as limestone.

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Adapted from "carbonates." The American Heritage® Dictionary of Student Science, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved
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