List the differences between clayey soil and sandy soil.

The difference between clayey soil and sandy soil is mentioned below:

Clayey SoilSandy Soil
1. Clayey soil consists of fine particles.1. Sandy soil consists of large particles.
2. The particles are tightly packed.2. The particles are loosely packed.
3. Water retention capacity is high.3. Water retention capacity is low.
4. The percolation rate of water is low.4. The percolation rate of water is high.
5. It is fertile soil.5. It is non-fertile soil.
  [Extra information: Soil is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms that together support life. It is formed through the process of weathering.
It is formed from the breakdown of rocks into tiny pieces called sediments. These rocks are broken down through the process of weathering due to exposure to extreme temperature changes, windblown particles, precipitation and flowing water, and ice.  Weathering is a process of physical breakdown and chemical decomposition of rocks and minerals near or at the surface of the earth.]


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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