Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 9th Standard
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Identify the Type of Weathering from the Given Description. the Rock Rusts. - Geography and Economics

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Short Note

Identify the type of weathering from the given description.

The rock rusts.

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Solution

Oxidation

Explanation

Oxidation majorly occurs in ferrous rocks containing iron. The iron in these rocks reacts with the oxygen in the atmosphere resulting in the formation of iron oxide and rusting the rocks from within. This chemical reaction decomposes the rocks from within and results in its weathering.

Concept: Weathering - Chemical Weathering
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