Are all the ions listed in the previous problem carried away to the ocean and hence lost to the soil?
Answer to relevant QuestionsWhat is the order of chemical stability of the common igneous minerals?Why are the best clay minerals, and hence the best soils, formed in temperate climates?If subtropical and tropical climates produce poor soils, can any good come of the intense chemical weathering? (See Problem 4.28)Weathering affects the topography of the earth’s surface in a broad and important way. How?What are the three main clay groups that form by chemical weathering?
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