Chapter 4: Soil

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The water holding capacity is the highest in:

(i) sandy soil

(ii) clayey soil

(iii) loamy soil

(iv) mixture of sand and loam


Clayey soil contains very small particles with very little space. Clayey soil is tightly packed and there is no space for air. They have more water holding capacity. Clayey soil is very sticky. Due to this, clayey soil is used for making pots, bricks, toys, surahis, etc.

Hence, the correct answer is (ii) clayey soil.

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