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The grinding and wearing away of rock surfaces through the mechanical action of other rock or sand particles
a) abrasion b) oxidation c) acid precipitation d) chemical weathering
Rain, sleet, or snow that contains a high concentration of acids
a) mechanical weathering b) oxidation c) acid precipitation d) abrasion
The process by which rocks break down as a result of chemical reactions
a) oxidation b) chemical weathering c) weathering d) mechanical weathering
tThe breakdown of rock into smaller pieces by physical means
a) oxidation b) acid precipitation c) mechanical weathering d) chemical weathering
A chemical reaction in which an element, such as iron, combines with oxygen to form an oxide
a) oxidation b) weathering c) abrasion d) acid precipitation
The process by which rock materials are broken down by the action of physical or chemical processes
a) chemical weathering b) abrasion c) oxidation d) weathering
Which of the following is a type of frost action?
a) abrasion b) oxidation c) ice wedging d) gravity
Which of the following types of chemical weathering causes a karst
a) lichens b) acid precipitation c) acids in groundwater d) water
How do lichens slowly break down a rock?
a) by abrasion b) by mechanical weathering c) by ice wedging d) by chemical weathering
Which of these is most likely to experience oxidation?
a) tennis ball b) aluminum can c) wooden fence d) bicycle tire
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