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Viscosity

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Viscosity, Cohesive and Adhesive Forces, Surface Tension, and Capillary Action

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Understanding Viscosity

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Intermolecular Forces Trends: Melting & Boiling Point, Viscosity, Surface Tension, Vapor Pressure

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The Sci Guys: Science at Home - SE2 - EP7: Viscosity of Liquids

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Physical Properties - Viscosity (high)

The viscosity of a fluid is the measure of its resistance to gradual deformation by shear stress or tensile stress. For liquids, it corresponds to the informal concept of "thickness": for example, honey has a higher viscosity than water.
  • Etymology 

  • Definition 

  • Momentum transport 

  • Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids 

  • In solids 

  • Measurement 

  • Units 

  • Molecular origins 

  • Selected substances