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What liquid has a lower viscosity than water?

What liquid has a lower viscosity than water?

Acetone has a viscosity 3x less than water but weighs 2.5 times more.

What has the lower viscosity?

Viscosity is measured using a viscometer. Measured values span several orders of magnitude. Of all fluids, gases have the lowest viscosities, and thick liquids have the highest.

What are some of viscous liquid examples?

Liquids which flow very slowly, like glycerin or honey, have high viscosities. Those like ether or gasoline which flow very readily have low viscosities. Viscosity is governed by the strength of intermolecular forces and especially by the shapes of the molecules of a liquid.

What liquids have high viscosity?

Honey, syrup, motor oil, and other liquids that do not flow freely, like those shown in Figure 1, have higher viscosities.

What are two examples of viscous liquids?

The viscosity of a fluid is a measure of its resistance to gradual deformation by shear stress or tensile stress. Some examples of viscous liquid are. Honey,toothpaste,Motor oil.

What causes viscosity in liquids?

Viscosity is caused by friction within a fluid. It is the result of intermolecular forces between particles within a fluid.

What do liquids have a low viscosity?

Viscosity (η) is the resistance of a liquid to flow. Some liquids, such as gasoline, ethanol, and water, flow very readily and hence have a low viscosity. Others, such as motor oil, molasses, and maple syrup, flow very slowly and have a high viscosity.

What does a liquid with low viscosity do?

Liquid viscosity is the resistance to flow of the liquid. Low-viscosity liquids show little resistance to flow and thus liquid momentum is easily transferred throughout the liquid and low power is required to agitate the liquid.

What are examples of low viscous liquids?

Examples of these high and low viscosity liquids are solvents, hot water, turpentine, glues, resins and thick slurries. Pumps with dynamic seals can ‘leak’ low viscosity liquids past a contact area of rotating surface and static casing, resulting in a loss of flow.

What liquid has the lowest/highest viscosity?

The viscosity of a liquid is not how easily i flows, but the measure of its resistance to flowing. Therefore, honey and toothpaste would have the highest viscosity, not the lowest. Water flows easier than oil, so water has the lowest viscosity. The answer is water.

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