What happens when a plate of oceanic crust collides with a plate of continental crust? what does it form?

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When a plate of oceanic crust collides with a plate of continental crust, the heavier oceanic crust will slide up under the continental crust. This causes the continental crust to rise to form mountains or even volcanoes.
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