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|Molar mass||60.01 g mol-1|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)|
A carbonate is a chemical compound that is made of carbon and oxygen. When added to an acid, a carbonate will produce carbon dioxide, water and a chemical salt. Sedimentary rocks containing calcite and other carbonates are plentiful in the earth.