UNIVERSITI TUN HUSSEIN ONN MALAYSIA DAS 12203 CHEMISTRY LECTURES’S NAME DR.

SUZI SALWAH BINTI JIKAN

SECTION 3
GROUP 1 : CLAY PRODUCTS

GROUP MEMBER

INTRODUCTION

CLAY
 Clay is a general term including many

combinations of one or more clay minerals with traces of metal oxides and organic matter.
 Geologic clay deposits are mostly composed

of phyllosilicate minerals containing variable amounts of water trapped in the mineral structure.

PROPERTIES AND CLASSIFICATION

FORMING

TYPES OF CLAY

USES

CLAYS AS A SOIL

There are seven groups of clay. They are as follows:
Kaolin group

Illite group
Smectite group Chlorite group Vermiculite group Mixed-layer group Lath

CONCLUSION
We were discuss our conclusion based on all of part our point : This clay based soil has dried out and diminished in volume, creating cracks in the surface. Clay is made up of very fine mineral particles. It is an important ingredient in soil, storing up gases and minerals that are necessary for plant growth. However, too much clay in soil reduces its ability to soak up and store valueable water. Some clays swell when water is added to them and shrink when dry. Others are non-expanding. They simply go soft when water is added. These are the clay used in the cyramic industry.

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