Problem: Why do substances with high surface tension also tend to have high viscosities?

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We are asked why substances with high surface tension also tend to have high viscosities.


Surface tension is the energy required to increase the surface area of a liquid by a specific amount. 

The correlation between the surface tension of a liquid and the strength of the intermolecular forces: the stronger the intermolecular forces, the higher the surface tension. 

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Why do substances with high surface tension also tend to have high viscosities?

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