why do egg shell dissolve in dilute  hcl

The main component of eggshells is Calcium carbonate, which reacts with hydrochloric acid to produce Carbon dioxide, Water, calcium chloride, and heat.

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shell dissolves??it m8 b shrinkz..

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The main component of eggshells is Calcium carbonate, which reacts with hydrochloric acid to produce Carbon dioxide, Water, calcium chloride, and heat.

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The egg shell is composed of Calcium Carbonate. And CaCo3 reacts with Hcl and thus it gets dissolved.

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