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2012-10-15 17:29:29
2012-10-15 17:29:29

a rock would have a lower rate of weathering when it has more surface area exposed to weathering.


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The surface area of a rock has a big affect on the rate of weathering. The higher the surface area of the rock in proportion to its overall mass will result in a quicker rate of weathering of the rock.

There are two factors that affect the rate of weathering. These factors are the climate the rock is in and the type of rock.

The rate of weathering depends on: surface exposure, composition of the rock, and climate.

Some factors that affect the rate of weathering are the type of rock, the altitude and the climate.

The rate of weathering depends on: surface exposure, composition of the rock, and climate.

wind, water and ice has the greatest effect on weathering of rock

The most important factors that determine the rate at which weathering occurs are the type of rock and the climate. Rainfall affects the rate of weathering.

The most important factors that determine the rate of weathering rock are the composition and fabric of the rocks and the physical and chemical environment to which the surface of the rock is exposed.

Rock characteristics and climate

One factor that affects the rate of weathering in rocks is the type of rock that it is. Another factor is the climate.

When rocks are larger, the surface area is more exposed making the rate of weathering greater.

depends on the kind of rock the material it is made of.

Physical weathering breaks rock down into much smaller pieces and gives the original rock a much greater surface area which, when exposed to chemical agents such as carbonic acid, reacts at a much faster rate than it would had the larger rock not undergone physical weathering.

The rate will increase due to the increase in surface area available for attack by chemical weathering.

The rate of chemical weathering increases when a rock becomes more mechanically weathered, also called abrasion.

Rock type, mineral content, degree of compaction, location of rock, rate & consistency of weathering agent.

It would increase the rate of chemical weathering due to the increase in surface area that becomes available to attack from chemical reactions.

rock type affects weathering because most rocks and minerals are reactive with acids, water, and air are weathered at a more rapid rate.

The rate if weathering in a rock is determined by surface area, temperature, moisture and chemical composition. Surface area effects the rate because weathering occurs on the surface of the rock; therefore a whole rock will weather slower than that same rock in fragments. Temperature and moisture (climate) effect the rate, because weathering is both chemical reactions (hydrolysis, etc) involving water, who's speed is controlled by how warm the system is, and by physical weathering, often involving water (freeze-that etc). The chemical composition is in reference to how stable the rock is in s given environment, and is indicated by Bowman's Reaction Series.

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