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Difference between Acidic magma and Basic magma

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    Magma is the molten or semi-molten natural substance that gives rise to all igneous rocks. It is of two types- Acidic magma, and Basic magma.

    Following is the difference between Acidic magma and Basic magma

    ACIDIC MAGMABASIC MAGMA
    Acidic magma has a higher concentration of silica and less iron.Basic magma has a higher concentration of iron and less silica.
    Lighter in colour.Darker in colour
    It is highly thick/viscous. Hence flows only for a shorter distance before solidifying.Fluidic in nature. It flows quickly and covers a longer distance before solidifying.
    Generally associated with violent eruptions and elevated landforms such as mountains.Generally associated with fissure eruptions and forms volcanic plateau/plains.
    E.g. GraniteE.g. Basalt.
    Table: Difference between Acidic magma and Basic magma

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