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Rocks and Weathering

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Some plants produce acids which result in __________ weathering. chemical
A rock that contains tiny, connected spaces through which water can move is said to be ____________. permeable
One agent of chemical weathering is ____________, which combines with water to form carbonic acid. carbon dioxide
The actions of animals most commonly can caused the type of weathering known as _________________. mechanical
Rapid chemical weathering can be caused by _____________, which is rain combined with pollutants. acid rain
Some plants produce acids that result in ______________ weathering. chemical
The factors that determine the rate of weathering are the type of __________ and ______________. rock and climate
Acid rain causes very rapid ________________ chemical weathering. chemical weathering
the most important agent of chemical weathering is __________________. water
after chemical weathering, the chemical makeup of the weathered rock is ________________ than the original rock. different
the movement of rock particles by ice, wind, water, or gravity is called _______________ mechanical
the rate of chemical weathering is _____________ in hot, wet climates than in cold, dry climates. erosion
the gas that causes rock containing iron ti oxidize is ________________. oxygen
the type of weathering that occurs to release of pressure is ______________ weathering. mechanical
Plant roots that force cracks in rocks farther apart are an agent of ________________ weathering. mechanical
What has a rock probably been chemically weathered by if it contains iron and becomes soft, crumbly, and reddish-brown in color? mechanical
What may the growth of plant roots and animal activity result in? mechanical
What is the agent of mechanical weathering called in which rock is worn away by the grinding action of other rock particles? abrasion
Granite will last a long time when it is used for building in what type of climate? hot and wet
What kind of weathering causes the mineral composition of rocks to change? cold climate
What type of climate causes weathering to happen rapidly? chemical
What is ice wedging? hot and wet climate
What is uniformitarianism? water freezing in rocks and acting like a wedge to break the rock apart.
Why does a permeable rock weather easily? the same process that happened in the past to today
What can scientists infer from the rounded shape of the Appalachian Mountains? air holes
A marble statue is left exposed to the weather. What agent of mechanical they have been weathering for many years
Describe how freezing and thawing of water causes mechanical weathering. freezing and thawing
Explain how oxygen causes chemical weathering. oxygen mixes with the water to form oxadation
Predict how the city's climate will affect the weathering statue. Give reasons for your prediction. some of the reasons why the statue may weather is because of he pollution and the wet climate would cause acid rain, the hot/cold climate my result in freezing and thawing acid ice wedging and the fastest weathering occurs in hot and wet climates.
Created by: Tristian Shull