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Write Whether the Statement Are True Or False. Correct the Incorrect One. Lateritic Rocks Are Formed Through Exfoliation. - Geography and Economics

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True or False

Write whether the statement are true or false. Correct the incorrect one.

Lateritic rocks are formed through exfoliation.


  • true 

  • false 

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Correction. Lateritic rocks are formed through chemical weathering.


Lateritic rocks are largely composed of iron and aluminum. 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: Exogenetic Processes
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Balbharati Social Science Geography 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 3 Exogenetic Movements Part-1
Exercise | Q 2.5 | Page 29
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