Consider the following differences between Granitic magma and Basaltic magma:

  1. Granitic magma contains higher percent of silicon dioxide than basaltic magma
  2. While granitic magma is more common on continents, basaltic magma is more common on ocean basins

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements
Other important difference to be noted between the two is that while granitic magma has higher content of sodium and potassium, basaltic magma has higher content of iron and magnesium.

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