The outermost layer of the earth is mainly composed of __________ and __________.
Correct Answer : c ) Silicon and AluminiumExplanation :
- There are three different layers of the Earth- Crust, Mantle and Core.
- Crust is the outermost layer of the earth and is mainly composed of silicon and aluminum.
- It is made up of solid rocks and minerals. Oxygen constitutes about 46% weight of the Crust, it is followed by the Silicon which constitutes 28% of the Crust weight.
- The crust is divided into plates which float on the mantle.
- Average thickness of the Crust is about 30km.
- It comprises less than 1% volume of the Earth.
Hence, option (C) is correct.
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