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Unformatted text preview: Hw 1 questions (and answers) 1. What type of soil deposits would be best for supporting a large, heavy building? Acceptable answers: moraine, till, glacial, alluvium 2. What type of soil deposits would be worst for supporting a large, heavy building? Acceptable answers: lacustrine, aeolian 3. List three chemical weathering mechanisms: acceptable answers: hydrolysis, hydration, solution, oxidation, leaching, cation exchange 4. What part of the soil formation process is responsible for soil structure? answer: deposition 5. What two parts of the soil formation process is responsible for the nature and composition of soil (i.e., soil particle shape, size distribution, mineralogical composition)? Answer: weathering and transport 6. What type of soil is derived from the in-place weathering of parent bedrock? Answer: residual ...
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- Spring '08