Decaying vegetation produces organic acids which causes a breakdown of minerals. This is ________

A. Physical weathering

B. Chemical weathering

C. Both A and B

D. Chemical erosion

Answer: Option B

Solution(By Examveda Team)

Over time, large enough cracks develop and weathering takes place. Plants, such as moss, are capable of releasing weak organic acids, that will dissolve minerals from the rocks and cause chemical weathering. Apart from moss, organisms such as fungus and lichen are also capable of similar chemical weathering action.

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