Fill-In-The Blanks for Weathering - Chapter 5

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  1. Physical weathering involves a change in : of the material.

  2. With the exception of the common rock-forming silicates react to form clays or iron oxides.

  3. The most abundant minerals in sediments are the .

  4. Water and carbon dioxide react to form .

  5. A measure of the hyrdogen ion concentration in a solution is given by the

  6. A measure of the electrons in a solution is given by the .

  7. The red color of a shale reflects the presence of iron.

  8. The black color of a shale reflects the presence of matter.

  9. Decreasing grain size results in an increase in of the sediment.

  10. Sand sized particles range in diameter from 2mm to of a mm.

  11. The physical breakdown and chemical alteration of rocks and minerals on the surface of the Earth is called

  12. The removal of weathered material is called

  13. Naturally occurring surface materials that support plant life are called

  14. The process of two different rocks weathering at two different rates is called

  15. A soil derives it dark color from matter.