Melting of rock depends on what three factorss?
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Asked in Geology, Volcanoes, Rocks and Minerals
What are three things that melting rock depends on?
What are the factor that affect the melting of rock?
Asked in Geology, Rocks and Minerals
What three things can happen to a sedimentary rock in the rock cycle?
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What is the melting temperature of magma?
It depends on the rock type- different rock types have different melting temperatures (magma is molten rock) ie the rock called peridotite melts to produce basaltic magma. Other types of magma include rhyolitic and andesitic, which each come from different types of rock. And also it depends on the pressure at which the rock/magma is held at ie the deeper you go down into the earth, the higher a temperature would need to be to induce melting. It is too complicated to just say all magma has the same melting temperature, sorry.
Rock begins to melt when?
When the temperature reaches the lowest melting point of the mineral or minerals of which the rock is made. That depends entirely on what type of rock you have, and what it's made up of. Different substances have different melting points. Igneous rock has the highest, which means they don't melt easily. You'd have to know what types of materials are in the rock and look up their respective melting points in a chemistry book, or online. There is no one single answer to your question.