Geology Final Exam: Weathering and Soil

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  1. Explain and give examples of chemical and mechanical weathering.
    Mechanical Weathering: physical disintegration of rock material without any change in it's chemical composition.

    Chemical Weathering: Decomposition of rock by the alteration of its minerals.
  2. What is soil and what is it composed of?
    • Made up of minerals
    • Rock, sand, clay, silt
  3. What five factors control soil formation?
    • Parent Material (rocks that are weathered away)
    • Time: longer time = more soil (vice versa)
    • Climate
    • Plants and Animals
    • Typography
  4. What is the most important factor of soil formation
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Geology Final Exam: Weathering and Soil
Geology Final Exam for Weathering and Soil
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