What are some examples of weathering?

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Oct 25, 2015

Mechanical and Chemical weathering


when rocks break down but do not change the chemical make up, it is mechanical weathering, when the rocks break down and change its chemical make up it is called chemical weathering.

The following are the agents of mechanical weathering.
a. temperature(exfoliation)
b. frost action
c. organic activity(root-pry)
d. gravity
e. abrasion

the following are what causes chemical weathering.
a. water
b. oxidation
c. carbonation
d. sulfuric acid
e. plant acid