Chemical weathering is the decomposition and disintegration of rock due to chemical reactions. According to Eastern Illinois University, chemical agents break down the bonds holding rocks together, causing the rocks to f... More »

Chemical weathering is the process by which a material breaks down into its component elements through the action of a chemical agent. This type of weathering requires precise temperature conditions and the presence of a... More »

Weathering refers to the process of wearing away, dissolving or breaking down rocks that are found near or at the surface of the Earth. National Geographic notes three types of weathering processes: mechanical, chemical ... More »

Chemical weathering is the process by which a material breaks down into its component elements through the action of a chemical agent. This type of weathering requires precise temperature conditions and the presence of a... More »

Bauxite ore is formed when the surrounding soil or rock is dissolved by natural weathering processes until it forms a new type of rock that is usually rich in aluminum ore. Though both types are used for aluminum product... More »

Water and ice cause weathering in rocks by causing bits of the rock to separate and flow away through the erosion process. While this process is extremely slow, it is also inexorable, and any stone object exposed to the ... More »

The rock cycle is the transformation of one type of rock to another through heat, pressure, weathering and erosion. First proposed by James Hutton in the late 18th century, the cycle is an ongoing process that affects th... More »