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# Given the Assertion and Reason below, Choose one of the following responses

Assertion:The soil particles particularly clay and organic matter in soil,contain negative charges that attract positively charged ions such as $$Ca^{++}, K^{++}, Mg^{++}$$
Reason: The attraction keeps these ions at a soil level where they are available to plants

(A) Both assertion and reason are true and the reason is a correct explanation of the assertion
(B) Both assertion and reason are true but reason is not a correct explanation of the assertion
(C) Assertion is true but the reason is false
(D) Both assertion and reason are false
Can you answer this question?

Assertion is true but the reason is false
Hence (C) is the correct answer.
answered Apr 4, 2014