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Chapter 5

The Chemistry of the Solid Earth

Soil is the product formed when the rocks of the earth’s crust are exposed at the surface and are subjected to various physical, chemical, and, eventually, biological weathering processes. The minerals in these rocks are predominantly silicates, which dominate the characteristics of most soils. Tabl...

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https://doi.org/10.1039/9781847557780-00234
Print publication date
02 Feb 2007
Copyright year
2007
Print ISBN
978-0-85404-371-2
PDF eISBN
978-1-84755-778-0