Consider the following statements:

  1. While the continental crust is more dense than mantle, oceanic crust is less dense than mantle
  2. Oceanic crust is much younger than continental crust

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] 2 Only

First statement is incorrect because both oceanic crust and continental crust are less dense than the mantle, but oceanic crust is denser than continental crust. Second statement is correct

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module