Weathering breakdown of rocks into smaller pieces sediments?
Weathering breakdown of rocks into smaller pieces sediments results in the formation sedimentary rocks.
Firstly, sediments are solid fragments of inorganic or organic material. The bulk of sediment is formed from the weathering of rock, wherein the rock is broken into smaller and smaller pieces by a variety of chemical and mechanical processes, including acidic rainfall, freeze/thaw cycles, and the actions of organisms.
The rate of weathering also depends on the surface area that is exposed. Mechanical weathering breaks rocks into smaller pieces. As the pieces get smaller, their surface area increases. When this happens, there is more total surface area available for chemical weathering. The result is that weathering has more of an effort on smaller particles.
Sand is created through weathering and erosion. It is, essentially, just a whole bunch of bits of rock, shells, fossils, etc. Say there is a rock. The rock is exposed to wind, water, ice, etc. Slowly, this rock gets weathered away. By weathering I mean that it gets broken down into smaller and smaller pieces, which are carried away. Over time, that rock will be completely broken down into smaller sediments. Those sediments are, in…