Viscosity is the resistance of a fluid to flow.
Generally, viscosity increases with:
– decreasing temperature
– increasing molar mass
– stronger intermolecular forces
Compare the viscosity of n-pentane, CH3CH2CH2CH2CH3, to the viscosity of n-hexane, CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2CH3.
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