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Weathering & Soils

After rocks are formed, they are weathered when exposed at the surface; this prepares material for transport by erosional processes in the rock cycle two main types of weathering include mechanical (disintegration) and chemical (decomposition) that act together and enhance the effectiveness of each other Mechanical: reduction of rocks to smaller pieces, includes: Frost wedging…

Heat of Reaction for the Formation of Magnesium Oxide Lab Answers

Planning A: Refer to lab handout entitled, Heat of Reaction for the Formation of Magnesium Oxide. Planning B: Refer to lab handout entitled, of Reaction for the Formation of Magnesium Oxide. Data Collection: Quantitative Table I: Compound Trial Mass±0.001g Volume of HCl±0.5mL Temperature of HCl±0.5°C Time (seconds) Temperature of solution±0.5°C MgO 1 1.020 100.0 21.0…

Physical Geology & Plate Tectonics

Geology (study of Earth) is important for energy and natural resources, solving environmental problems, building cities and highways, predicting and protecting against natural disasters like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, floods Uniformitarianism: fundamental principle “the present is the key to the past” How long? geologic time is measured in billions of years Where and How? After…