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Clay has the highest water holding capacity. This is because clay is made up very small tightly packed particles that do not allow water to percolate through.

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Q: Which soil has the highest capacity to retain water?
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Is soil the highest specific heat capacity?

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Water holding capacity of soil is just that, the specific ability of a particular type of soil to hold water against the force of gravity. Different types of soils have difference capacities, for example a sand soil had a lower capacity to hold water when compared to a clay soil. The nature of the soil, composition of the soil, amount of organic component and size of the soil particles determine its ability to retain water. Water molecules are held closely to the individual soil particles by forces of cohesion. The maximum amount of water a soil can hold before it is saturated and starts to loose water by gravity is known as "field capacity"

Does black soil retain water?

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