Inorganic Carbon: Composition and Formation

Authored by: P. Wilding Larry , H. Curtis Monger

Managing Global Resources and Universal Processes

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  July  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138342637
eBook ISBN: 9780429346132
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It has become increasingly common for “soil inorganic carbon” to mean soil carbonate mineral carbon, mainly CaCO3. In the strict sense, however, inorganic carbon not only encompasses carbon in carbonate minerals, but also carbon in the carbonic acid system. The carbonic acid system includes gaseous carbon dioxide, aqueous carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, bicarbonate ion, and carbonate ion.

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