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::{{chem|Ca||(OH)|2|(aq)}} + {{chem|C||O|2|(g)}} → {{chem|Ca||C||O|3|(s)}} + {{chem|H|2|O||(l)}}
 
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When this solution drops down it leaves behind particles of calcium carbonate and over time these form into a stalactite. They are normally a few centimeters long and with a [[diameter]] of approximately half a centimeter.<ref name="Classroom"/> A concrete derived secondary deposit is called 'calthemite' and can mimic the shapes and forms of stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, popcorn etc as found in limestone caves. "Calthemite" deposits should not be confused with secondary deposits found in caves, which are called 'speleothems'.
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When this solution drops down it leaves behind particles of calcium carbonate and over time these form into a stalactite. They are normally a few centimeters long and with a [[diameter]] of approximately half a centimeter.<ref name="Classroom"/>
   
 
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