Week 3 - Properties of Gases and Liquids Explained by the Particle Model
1 Measuring Viscosity Using Flow Rate
Measuring Viscosity Using Flow Rate
Lesson 9: Measuring Viscosity Using Flow Rate
Science in Action 8
Viscosity is a liquids internal resistance or friction that keeps it from flowing.
The amount of time it takes for a fluid to move is called flow rate and it is a way to measure viscosity. Again, it may be useful to think of viscosity as thickness. A thick or viscous fluid will take a longer time to move then a thin (or less viscous) fluid.
Background Information There are many ways to measure viscosity. The following demonstration tests flow rate of various substances.
Experiment Time: Viscosity Lab
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