In the problem, we are asked to identify which of the given isomer of heptane would have greater viscosity.
Recall that viscosity is the resistance of the liquid to flow.
To answer the question we need to know the principle that governs this property.
The structures of two isomers of heptane are shown below.
Which of these two compounds would you expect to have the greater viscosity?
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