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|Title: ||Chemical Weathering|
|Authors: ||Duarte, Isabel M.R.|
Gomes, Celso S. F.
Pinho, António B.
|Editors: ||Bobrowsky, Peter T.|
|Keywords: ||Chemical weathering|
|Issue Date: ||2018|
|Publisher: ||Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018|
|Citation: ||Duarte I.M.R., Gomes C.S.F., Pinho A.B. (2018) Chemical Weathering. In: Bobrowsky P., Marker B. (eds) Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology. Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series. Springer, Cham, Germany: Springer International Publishing, pp. 114-120, 958 p.|
|Abstract: ||2018 Edition reference work entry "Definition: Weathering of rocks caused by the chemical action of water containing atmospheric oxygen, carbon dioxide, and some organic acids in solution on the rock-forming minerals leading to an adjustment of the mineralogical composition with the formation of new minerals, like hydrous phyllosilicates, iron oxides/hydroxides, soluble salts, and other alteration products, consisting in rocks decay by their chemical decomposition. Introduction: Chemical processes need water, being carried out more rapidly at higher temperature, so they are common in warm and wet climates. There are different types of chemical weathering processes , such as solution, hydration, hydrolysis, carbonation, oxidation, reduction, and chelation. Some of these reactions occur more easily when the water is slightly acidic. Weathering of rocks is a fundamental phenomenon for the formation of the soil,... This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access Copyright information © Springer International Publishing AG 2018"|
|ISBN: ||Print ISBN 978-3-319-73566-5|
Online ISBN 978-3-319-73568-9
|Appears in Collections:||GEO - Publicações - Capítulos de Livros|
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