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how weathering releases phospahte from rock?

i really don't know, any sites i could go on to to get the answer? no wikipedia, or hard ones. english aint my language so hard words i wont be able to understand.

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    Phosphates are chemical compounds containing the PO4(---) ion. Weathering can dissolve them from rock or release the compound as a solid product of disintegration of crumbling of the rock. This may ultimately contaminate water supplies and lead to algae blooms and eutrification of lakes.

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    running water, freezing and thawing etc. Look at this site maybe:

    http://geology.csupomona.edu/drjessey/class/Gsc101/Weathering.html

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    It is this process which provides the phospates required to grow plants.

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    Have you tried Wikipedia in your language?

    http://www.wikipedia.org/

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    i speak korean

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