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How can a igneous rock turn into a sedimentary rock?
On the surface, weathering and erosion break down the igneous rock into pebbles, sand, and mud, creating sediment, which accumulates in basins on the Earth’s surface. As successive layers of sediment settle on top of one another, the sediment near the bottom is compressed, hardens, and forms sedimentary rock.
What processes change an igneous rock to a metamorphic rock turn to sediment?
Crystallization, erosion and sedimentation, and metamorphism transform one rock type into another or change sediments into rock.
What causes a rock to turn into sediments?
Erosion and weathering include the effects of wind and rain, which slowly break down large rocks into smaller ones. Erosion and weathering transform boulders and even mountains into sediments, such as sand or mud. Dissolution is a form of weathering—chemical weathering.Saf. 23, 1441 AH
What happens when igneous and sedimentary rocks go under heat and pressure?
(vii) Metamorphic rocks are the rocks that get formed under great heat and pressure. Igneous and sedimentary rocks, when subjected to heat and pressure, get transformed into metamorphic rocks. For example, clay changes to slate and limestone into marble.
What processes must take place to transform rocks into sediment?
Erosion and weathering transform boulders and even mountains into sediments, such as sand or mud. Dissolution is a form of weathering—chemical weathering. With this process, water that is slightly acidic slowly wears away stone. These three processes create the raw materials for new, sedimentary rocks.Saf. 23, 1441 AH
What can change igneous rock into sedimentary rock?
Answer and Explanation: The process of erosion and depositing rock grains (also known as sedimentation) can change igneous rock into sedimentary rock.
What happens to sedimentary rocks when they are heated?
When Sedimentary rocks are heated with tremendous heat and pressure, it will melt and be back again to magma. After some time it will cool and harden and will become Igneous rocks. See all questions in Sedimentary Rocks.
How does the weathering of igneous rocks take place?
Once igneous rocks are exposed on earth surface, their weathering takes place through heat, wind,rain and due to this rocks exfoliate, disintegrate and changes to boulders pebbles and small sediments. These sediments get deposited insitu or get carried by water or air and deposit some other places.