What is solution in geography?


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In geography, the term "solution" describes the process of rock formations, such as limestone, being dissolved in a river setting. The chemical process that occurs is one in which carbon dioxide in the presence of water forms carbonic acid that dissolves limestone.

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The limestone, carbon dioxide and water are all said to be in solution at that point when the limestone is dissolved. For a river to dissolve limestone, generally the water must be naturally acidic on the pH scale.

In other physical and life science applications, a solution is a homogeneous molecular mixture of two or more nonreacting substances; for example, sodium chloride, better known as table salt, dissolves in water to form a sodium chloride solution.

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