weathering

the effect of temperature by: Lauren Sanchez

what is physical weathering?

  1. "Physical Weathering. Physical weathering is caused by the effects of changing temperature on rocks, causing the rock to break apart. The process is sometimes assisted by water. There are two main types ofphysical weathering:"

what are examples of physical weathering?

  1. "These physical factors include wind, water, sun, ice and temperature changes. This type of weathering does not change the chemical composition of the rock or minerals. An examplewould be waves crashing against a rocky shoreline, slowly breaking apart the rocks into smaller pieces."

chemical weathering

  1. the erosion or disintegration of rocks, building materials, etc., caused by chemical reactions (chiefly with water and substances dissolved in it) rather than by mechanical processes.

examples of chemical weathering

  1. Chemical weathering is what happens when rocks are broken down and chemically altered. Learn about the different types of chemical weathering, including hydrolysis, oxidation, carbonation, acid rain and acids produced by lichens.

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