Give one or two possible identifications for each of the following. Provide a group symbol and descriptive name for each. It is not necessary to distinguish well-graded from poorly graded soils:3. No individual soil particles are discernible by eye, but the soil came out of the ground in hard chunks. When a small sample is wetted, it becomes a stichky paste that can easily be molded into shapes

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Give one or two possible identifications for each of the following. Provide a group symbol and descriptive name for each. It is not necessary to distinguish well-graded from poorly graded soils:

3. No individual soil particles are discernible by eye, but the soil came out of the ground in hard chunks. When a small sample is wetted, it becomes a stichky paste that can easily be molded into shapes

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Solution to the given scenario:                 

Soil having the particle size less than 75 micron is not easily discernible through the naked eye. Hence, the soil type is finer grained one.

Step 2

The following is the possible identifications of a soil according to the given condition:

The soil come in chunks and was able to be rolled into any shape of mass when wetted with water. Hence, the soil has higher plasticity. The soil type is clay, which belongs to the fine grained type and has ...

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