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The soil consisting of alumina and iron (iii) oxide is…

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The soil consisting of alumina and iron (iii) oxide is known as

A. loamy soil

B. clayey soil

C. laterite

D. podzol

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C

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Laterite is the reddish kind of soil found mostly in the south eastern part of Nigeria. The reddish color is actually due to high iron oxide content. Laterite soil also contain oxide of aluminum.

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. A is not the right answer. loamy soil contains humus instead.
  2. B is not correct. clayey soil does not contain both oxides.
  3. C is correct. laterite is the reddish kind of soil mostly used to fill up the foundations of most buildings in Nigeria, it contains oxides of iron and aluminum.
  4. D is incorrect. podzol is a highly acidic kind of soil, although podzol contains a very small amount of these oxides, they are mostly on the surface.
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  • Podzol is mostly the acidic kind of soil.
  • Laterite is the reddish kind of sticky soils that contains oxides of iron and aluminum.

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/ culled from 2019 JAMB-UTME biology past question 3 /

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