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Rocks are not only changed by water, wind, and ice but can also be changed by chemicals. Chemical weathering is the process by which the actual minerals that rocks are made of are changed. Chemical weathering can cause minerals to decompose and even dissolve. Examples of chemical weathering include how acid rain can change the appearance of a statue and the way salty ocean water wears away cliffs.
How does the process of chemical weathering change a mineral?
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