What is the main criterion for classifying chemical sedimentary rocks?
Formation of Sedimentary Rock:
Sedimentary rock is a major type of rock that is formed from tiny bits and particles of existing rock, bits of organic matter and also by different minerals. Sedimentary rock is formed by the compaction and cementation of sediment, and also by chemical processes in which minerals and ions bond together.
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The main criterion for classifying chemical sedimentary rocks is mineral composition. Chemical sedimentary rocks are formed by the chemical reactions...
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