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Rocks and weathering


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 acids Carbon Dioxide
The actions of animals most commonly can cause 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__________ weathering chemical
The most important agent of chemical weathering is ____________ water
After chemical weathering, the chemical makeup of weathered rock is _______________ than the original rock. different
Freezing and thawing are an example of ___________________ weathering. mechanical
The movement of rock particles by ice, wind, water, or gravity is called ______________. Erosion
The rate of chemical weathering is _____________ in hot, wet climates than cold, dry climates. Faster
The gas that causes rock containing iron to oxidize is __________. Oxygen
The type of weathering that occur to the release of pressure is ________________ weathering. mechanical
Plant roots that force cracks in rocks farther apart are an agent of _______________. mechanical
What has a rock probably been chemically weathered by if it contains iron and becomes soft, crumbly, and reddish-brown in color Oxygen
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
what kind of weathering causes the mineral composition of rocks to change. chemical
what type of climate causes weathering to happen rapidly hot/wet
what is wedging water freezes in rock and wedges it apart
what is uniformitarianism same process in the past continuing in the future/present the same way
why does a permeable rock weather easily tiny air spaces that lets water seep through the crack
what can scientist infer from the rounded shape of the Appalachian mountains weathering for years
a marble statue is left exposed to the weather what agent of mechanical weathering probably will cause it to weather Freezing and thawing
describe how freezing and thawing of water causes mechanical weathering
explain how oxygen causes chemical weathering iorn combines with oxygen and water to from chemical weathering
Created by: albright