What is physical weathering and what are some examples?

1 Answer
Dec 15, 2015

The breaking down of rocks without changing their chemical makeup.


There are two types of weathering:

Physical Weathering (also called Mechanical Weathering) is caused by things like wind or water. These break down the rock without changing its chemical structure. With physical weathering, rocks tend to crumble as they erode.

Chemical Weathering is caused by acids and dissolves rocks.

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