Smith Test Is Used For

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Smith test is used for determining-

  1. Durability
  2. Crushing
  3. Wear
  4. Soluble matters

Answer: D. Soluble matters 

Smith test is used for determining soluble matters.


Smith test is performed to determine presence of soluble matter in  stone samples. In this test first of all take some samples of stone, and they are placed in a glass tube.

Now the tube is filled with water. After one hour the tube is strongly shaken. Clear water is converted into dirty water by the presence of earthy matters. It indicates the presence of soluble matters in stone. Hence, Smith test is used for determining soluble matters.

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