I applied vinegar to a piece of magnesium limestone I found. I expected there to be an apparent reaction but I could not observe one?
is this to be expected.
My reason for asking is because I wanted the magnesium limestone to neutralise the excessive acidity in the soil of my yard. Before I was about to grind it up to apply to the soil I though I would just put a bit of vinegar on to test. I expected it to bubble up but it didn't. Will it be any good for de acidifying my soil?
- oil field trashLv 76 months ago
If the limestone had been polished then you would have seen that the surface had become etched. Vinegar is a mild acid but it will react with limestone but only very slowly.
- Mr.357Lv 76 months ago
Vinegar is a weak acid and you don't have as much calcium to react and create CO2 is in regular lime stone. Grind it up and then pour vinegar on it and wait a while. You will get some bubbles and it will neutralize your soil.
- 6 months ago
Try some muriatic acid. They sell it in myst hardware stores. Vinegar is a fairly weak acid.
But while you are there buying acid, you might just buy a bag of "garden lime" instead it's not expensive.