Plastic and liquid limits of clay minerals


Plastic and liquid limits of clay minerals

Table
Plastic and liquid limits of clay minerals
(water content in percent)
plastic limit liquid limit
kaolinite-Na   26   52
kaolinite-Ca   36   73
illite-Na   34   61
illite-Ca   40   90
montmorillonite-Na   97 700
montmorillonite-Ca   63 177
palygorskite-sepiolite 145 171
allophane-undried 136 231
allophane-dried   78   85
Source: Adapted from Raymond N. Yong and Benno P. Warkentin, Soil Properties and Behaviour (1975).
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