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A clay crystal. Smaller than that, a clay molecule.

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clay is the smallest particle of soil

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What is the particle size of clay?

Clay particles are of colloidal dimension i.e. 1 to 2 microns .

Which type of soil has the smallest particle size?

Clay has less than 1/256mm so it is the smallest particle

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What soil type has the smallest particle?

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Why is a framework such as particle of clay necessary for protein assembly?

to mold and mask the entire clay as a whole for proteine eukaryotes

How many times larger is the biggest silt particle than the biggest clay particle?

it is 100 times the biggest one.

Is clay the same as mudstone?

No. Clay is the finest size of particle that can be found in sediment. Mustone is a solid rock formed from particles of clay and silt that have been cemented together.

Why is clay the least permeable soil?

Clay has the smallest particle size. The particles of clay soil pack so closely together that water is prevented from passing through it.

Is clay an igneous metamorphic or sedimentary rock?

Clay is actually a description of sediment of a specific particle size. As such clay is not necessarily a rock. However when compacted and cemented clay forms claystone which is a sedimentary rock.

Soil particles larger than clay particles but smaller than sand grains?

Silt is soil particle grains that are larger than clay, but smaller than sand. The largest soil particle grains is sand.

Which type of sedimentary rock is composed mostly of clay-sized particle?


Why does clay hold more water than sand and silt?

because there is more space around each clay particle than a sand pariticle

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Which soil particle is sticky when wet?

Clay soil is hard when dry and sticky when wet.

What particles which are slightly larger than clay particles make up siltstone?

Silt a particle slightly is larger than clay. Also, hence the name.

How much does clay shrink in a Kiln?

It depends on what kind of clay it is, whether it be terra-cotta, stoneware, or porcelain. Each of these clays has different clay particle size. Also, it depends on how much water is in the clay. The more water, the more it will shrink in the firing process.

Particle size is the primary basis for distinguishing among various detrital sedimentary rocks?

The primary basis for distinguishing among various detrital sedimentary rocks is particle size. The chief constituents of these rocks are quartz and clay minerals.

What has the author Judith Niechcial written?

Judith Niechcial has written: 'A particle of clay' -- subject(s): Biography, Civil engineers

What has the greatest level of infiltration sand silt or clay?

Sand, definitely. It has much larger and rougher particles than silt or clay, resulting in more space between each particle, allowing more water to pass through.

How many times larger the largest grains of silt and sand are compared to clay grains?

A clay granule may be the size of the smallest silt particle or up to 25 times smaller, and from 25 to 40 times smaller than a sand particle. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) classifications are 0.002 to 0.05 mm (0.00008 to 0.002 in) for silt particles, 0.05 to 2.00 mm (0.002 to 0.08 in) for sand, and clay grains are less than 0.002 mm (0.00008 in)

Why are landfills lined with clay?

Clay is a fine-grained sedimentary particle. In order for pollutants and waste to leech through the clay would take longer than through any other type of soil (eg. gravel) because the matrix between the particles is smaller, and the particles are charged to be attracted to themselves creating a stronger barrier.

What is the difference between condensation nuclei and freezing nuclei?

Condensation Nuclei's a microscopic particle of material such as salt and smoke around which a water droplet can begin to form; a freezing nucleus is a microscopic particle of clay, dust or smoke around which an ice crystal may form in a cloud.