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Uses of Rocks

1) How Is Glass Synthesised?

  • Glass is formed by melting limestone, a sedimentary rock.
  • Along with limestone, soda ash and sand are also melted at a very high temperature, leading to glass formation.
  • Glass behaves like a liquid at a very high temperature and turns into a solid at room temperature.

2) What Is Clay Mudstone? State Its Use.

Clay mudstone is a type of sedimentary rock. Its uses are as follows—

  • It is used to make ceramic pots.
  • It is used for making tiles and pipes.

3) Can We Consider the Salt We Use in Our Kitchens as a Mineral?

  • Salt, which we use in our kitchens, is a crystalline mineral composed of sodium and chlorine.
  • It is obtained by evaporating seawater.

4) What Is Concrete? State Its Uses.

Clay mudstone is a type of sedimentary rock. Its uses are as follows—

  • Concrete is an artificially prepared mixture of sand, gravel, and cement.
  • The preparation of concrete resembles a conglomerate.
  • It is used to make the base of almost every building around us.
  • It is used for making roads, buildings, fences etc.
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