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What's the viscosity?

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thgtmaum | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM via web

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What's the viscosity?

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karantudiya007 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted February 8, 2012 at 5:55 PM (Answer #1)

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Viscosity is a measure of the resistance of a fluid which is being deformed by either shear or tensile strength. In everyday terms (and for fluids only), viscosity is "thickness" or "internal friction".

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senioreeto | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted February 10, 2012 at 9:21 PM (Answer #2)

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VISCOSITY:

the oppostion that a fluid ( liquid/gas ) offers to any object passing through it is called 'viscosity' of that fluid.

for example: honey is a thick fluid and doesn't allow any small object to pass through it easily,so it is a highly viscous liquid.while water is a relatively less viscous liquid as it offers extremely small resistance to any object passing through it.

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