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2. what is hydrolysis?

  • the reaction between minerals and water, causing the minerals to decompose
  • when sheets of rock split off due to differential expansion and contraction of minerals during diurnal heating and nocturnal cooling

3. what is weathering?

  • is the in situ chemical alteration and mechanical and biological breakdown of rocks by exposure to the atmosphere, water and organic matter.
  • is the reaction between carbonic acid and the minerals.

4. what is carbonation?

  • is the reaction between carbonic acid and the minerals.
  • is the in situ chemical alteration and mechanical and biological breakdown of rocks by exposure to the atmosphere, water and organic matter.

5. what are the products of exfoliation?

  • curved sheets of rocks
  • a residue of angular rock called scree

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