The downward movement of chemical species in a soil in chelated form. A combination of chelation and eluviation. Organic constituents are integral to the process in providing acid to attack the mineralogical components of a soil, and complexants capable of holding released elements such as Al in solution, in which form they are capable of being transported downwards in the profile. See Table 1 in van Ranst and de Coninck (2002).
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