Leaching: Definition & Process


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What environmental contaminant can leach into our soil and directly impact our groundwater supply?

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1. What three simple words broadly define the process of leaching?

2. Which of the following statements describe leaching?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and worksheet you will confirm your knowledge of the leaching process. Make sure you are able to understand environmental containment and name three words that define the leaching process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the quiz and worksheet to:

  • Describe leaching
  • Identify leaching process examples
  • Be able to explain what a solid matrix is

Skills Practiced

These assessments will help you to study the following:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the process of leaching in various contexts
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding environmental contaminants and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the solid matrix

Additional Learning

Learn more about the leaching process with this lesson named Leaching: Definition & Process. The lesson will prepare you to do the following:

  • Define leaching
  • Understand solvents and solutes
  • Be able to identify percolation
  • Recognize environmental concerns from leaching